A SOLICITORS firm has helped give an historic pub a new lease of life.

Archers Law, based in Stockton, handled the sale of The Haynes Arms, at Kirkby Sigston, near Northallerton, North Yorkshire, for new owner Peter McCoy.

Mr McCoy previously owned The Cleveland Tontine, near Northallerton, and brought Archers Law on board to push through the sale of the 300-year-old pub, receiving help from David Adams and Chris Todd.

He said: “As soon as the pub came onto the market I knew I wanted it, so I put the offer in and it was accepted.

“It didn’t actually take too long to complete and for us to re-open, and that was largely in part to Archers Law who were a great help.”

Mr Todd and Mr Adams, whose Archer's remit includes acquisitions and commercial contracts, said: “Our role was to make sure the documentation and fine details were complete, including things like the lease agreement, licence and transfer of the business.”