New Legal Aid Work for Elliot

Bondholder Elliot Mather has expanded its operations, and is now practising legal aid representations in criminal cases. 

In order to be awarded the contract for legal aid work across Derby and Nottingham, the law firm had to bid and go through a tender process before the Legal Aid Justice - run by the Ministry of Justice. 

Mark Croft, Senior Solicitor and Business Development Manager, said: "We are now able to undertake publicly-funded criminal cases at both magistrates and crown courts, plus police stations across the South Derbyshire area."

Historic Law Firm Relocates in Derby

Historic law firm and Bondholder ElliotMather LLP has relocated to new offices, continuing the shift of employees into the city centre.

ElliotMather was formed in 1987 by merging Elliot Smith and Co of Mansfield which started in 1875 and Mathers which set up in Chesterfield in 1905. In 2011 it acquired Taylor Simpson and Mosley which had been practising in Derby since 1778.

It has moved from Taylor Simpson and Mosley’s premises at 44 Friar Gate to a 4,096 sq ft office at 111-113 Friar Gate.

The law firm's move is part of their strategy for growth.

Paul Hollyer, Managing Partner at ElliotMather, said: "We acquired these premises not to stand still but to grow our business and our staff numbers. We hope to employ an extra ten to 15 staff over the next 12 to 15 months."