GROWING North Yorkshire law firm Newtons Solicitors is eyeing further acquisitions.

Chris Newton, managing director of the firm, which has offices in Harrogate, Knaresborough, Ripon and York, said a number of opportunities were presenting themselves as he restructured the firm’s management to enable him to take a more strategic role.

He has made three senior solicitors directors in the company.

They are Rob Minors, head of dispute resolution, Elizabeth Webb, who runs the firms wills, probate and tax planning department and John Paice, head of property, who also manages the newly launched York office.

Mr Newton said: “These latest appointments reflect the commitment and success of the team so far and will enable me to concentrate on more strategic development, particularly as a number of other acquisitions are presenting themselves.

“These are definitely exciting times which are likely to lead to further expansion at the business as we continue our quest to create a new home-grown regional law firm for Yorkshire.”