THE merger of two leading chambers of barristers is set to help deliver a more comprehensive and modern service to clients.

Old Court Chambers, based in Middlesbrough, has joined forces with Leeds-based Park Square Chambers bringing together a wealth of legal knowledge and expertise.

Paul Abrahams will head up the Teesside operation while Richard Wright QC will remain the lead inside the Leeds chambers.

Richard Sadler, Senior Managing Clerk, said the merger will definitely improve services for clients of both chambers.

He said: "We have invested £45,000 in a new computer server will make everything so more efficient and it will help to take the pressure off everyone, including out clients."

The merger of the two chambers means there are 160 barristers on the books at Park Square Chambers, specialising in all aspects of law including criminal, civil and family.

Mr Sadler added: "This is about delivering the best possible experience to all of our clients. We will be able to match their needs to the best barristers available.

"This is a real positive step forward for both chambers and a very exciting time."

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