A VALE of Clwyd law firm is opening its first office in Flintshire, with the acquisition of new premises in Mold.

Swayne Johnson has taken on an extensive site close to the centre of town on New Street, which will initially house a team of seven lawyers and two support staff.

The firm, founded in Denbigh more than 150 years ago, has its headquarters in St Asaph and offices in Denbigh, Ruthin, Llandudno and Tattenhall, with a staff of 55.

The three-storey property, formerly an estate agents, requires some renovation work, but an official opening is planned for December and it will be fully staffed by 2024.


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Swayne Johnson director Lynette Viney-Passig, head of its private client department, said: “We have wanted to open an office in Mold for a number of years - it has just been a matter of finding the right place.

“We have looked at a few premises but this building, just yards from the centre of town, is perfect for us and is part of our continued expansion which has seen us grow from two offices to six in the last 15 years.

“A Mold office will extend our reach in into North East Wales and is the perfect opportunity to service new and existing clients in the area, work with local businesses and continue to attract talented individuals who are dedicated to providing clients with expert advice in their specialist field.

“As a high street firm, we are very much looking forward to becoming an active part of the community in Mold and the surrounding areas.

“It is such a thriving and vibrant town with two weekly markets, a livestock auction and an unusually high number of independent shops.

“The private client team in Mold will be headed up by Sally Johnson, a Welsh-speaker from Flint, who went to Ysgol Maes Garmon in Mold. The other lawyers based here are also from Flintshire”.

Sally, who joined Swayne Johnson this summer, specialises in private client work and is highly experienced having worked in the field for many years.

She said: “I know the town really well and it is a great place with plenty going on, so I am really excited to be involved in the firm’s continued growth with the opening of the new Mold office, and to play a part in developing strong local links within the community.

“We offer a wide range of services and we have a lot of experience with specialists in most areas of the law including commercial, property, agriculture and litigation and two of only three Court of Protection lawyers in Wales.

“Swayne Johnson are a firm that appreciates technical knowledge and experience because the most important part of the job is knowing the law and being able to apply it for your client.

“It’s the personal element of what we do and how we can help people that I like – you can see you’re making a positive difference in their lives.”

Sally will be joined in the Mold office by two more Flintshire residents; Bethan Hughes, from Carmel, and Alex Nash, from Greenfield.

Bethan, a footballer with Northop Hall Ladies, is part of a strong private client team which also includes Alex, who originally graduated in archaeology at University College London before switching to the law.

Lynette added: “Swayne Johnson Solicitors offers expert advice in a comprehensive range of legal services and our high street office locations make that easily accessible to individual and business clients

“We truly believe in building long lasting relationships with the people who come through our doors and providing them with the reassurance that they’re dealing with people who know and understand them and those are qualities that Sally and her team bring to their roles.

“We’re a big enough firm to carry a wealth of experience and expertise but we’re still small enough to provide the kind of accessible advice our clients need.

“We are specialist lawyers at the very heart of the community.”