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Leading law firm expands into refurbished historic Bournemouth office building

Top-tier Dorset solicitors Steele Raymond have moved their growing property teams into a newly leased office space on Richmond Hill, Bournemouth.

In total, Steele Raymond have moved 26 members of their property teams to the iconic Granville Chambers building, which will now operate as a hub for their Residential Property, Commercial Property, Residential Development and specialist Pension Property Investment teams – collectively known as the firm’s Property Group.

The move comes at a time of sustained organic growth for the firm, which has seen their Residential Development and Commercial Property teams achieve an average of 20% year-on-year growth for the past three years.

Whilst the new space offers the Property Group an environment in which they can flourish, the relocation has also created space for further expansion of Steele Raymond’s Family, Private Client, Dispute Resolution, Employment and Company and Commercial legal teams, who remain at the firm’s Richmond Point head office location.

Partner and Head of Commercial Property at Steele Raymond, Chris Twaits, comments: “Our property teams have achieved a fantastic level of growth over the last few years by offering a very proactive, expert and senior lawyer-led service.  Our new space will allow our specialist property lawyers to work collaboratively in accommodation designed specifically for them.”

Having settled into their new office, the burgeoning Property Group has been bolstered by a number of recent appointments. Residential Property Associate, Georgina Du Pon, has joined the firm after eight years at leading London solicitors Farrer & Co, whilst Steele Raymond’s highly successful Residential Development team has been further strengthened by the appointment of Partner, Chris Dolan.

Commenting on the future of the firm’s property teams, Chris Twaits added: “Now, as one of the largest teams of property lawyers on the South Coast, we look forward to continuing to further develop our offering with the aim of providing a level of service which is unrivaled in our markets.”

A short film detailing the reasons behind the move and what this means for clients can be viewed at:

If you would like to discuss your residential, commercial property or development requirements with our legal experts in Bournemouth please contact Emma Stainwright on 01202 294 501 or email

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