Morecrofts offers expertise to Knowsley Chamber members

Mersey law firm Morecrofts is to provide a dedicated legal support team for members of Knowsley Chamber under a new agreement. Tony McDonough reports

Alison Lobb
Morecrofts’ managing partner Alison Lobb. Picture by Gareth Jones


Lawyers from Liverpool legal firm Morecrofts will provide expert support for members of Knowsley Chamber of Commerce under a new agreement.

The arrangement will see Morecrofts up-lift its membership with Knowsley Chamber to Executive Partner status, forming a team of legal experts specifically to service Knowsley-based businesses from their branch in Prescot. 

Donal Bannon, Michael Gossage, Alison Williams, Derek Dawson, Kim Okell and Alex Parkington will be the lawyers on hand to offer their services to companies looking to recover and grow following the COVID-19 pandemic. The service will be run out of Morecrofts’ office in Prescot.

Members of Knowsley Chamber already have access to the free national legal service provided by The British Chambers of Commerce via phone and website.  The Morecrofts Knowsley Legal Team will bolster that initial free advice with local experts who can meet with businesses and take the support further.

The team will provide support in specific legal areas, including litigation, commercial law and personal legal services. Alison Lobb, managing partner at Morecrofts, said: “We are extremely excited about our new Knowsley legal team, and our joining forces with the Chamber to ensure as many Knowsley businesses as possible access this local expertise, it makes complete sense. 

“Excellent legal advice and support is more in need than ever – particularly to businesses, and our award-winning team are here to provide this and guide clients when needed. Knowsley Chamber is highly regarded across the Liverpool city region and we are looking forward to working with them in a more strategic and focused partnership.”

Morecrofts join current Executive Partners ABGI-UK, who provide specialist, R&D Tax refund services and Begbies Traynor who operate The Directors Advice Line specifically for Knowsley businesses seeking support with repaying loans, deferred tax bills and impatient creditors. 

Lesley Martin-Wright, chief executive, Knowsley Chamber, added: “Morecrofts investment in Knowsley over recent years is clear to see with their offices and growing team in Prescot.

“Their tireless work on the Merseyside Independent Business Awards over the years has been superb and something we want to help promote across Knowsley.

“We also have synergies with our Knowsley Women in Business Network and the support from the female-led senior team at Morecrofts makes for a perfect match and an ideal partnership which we are looking forward to developing.”

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