Hewitsons celebrates growth at Annual Reception



More than 350 clients and key contacts of law firm Hewitsons helped it celebrate another year of impressive growth at the practice’s annual reception, held at The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge.

The guests, representing sectors ranging from charities and education to technology, construction and real estate, heard how Hewitsons’ recent success has led to a further year of solid growth during the last financial year.

The firm enjoyed expansion with 23 new fee earners joining in 2017, adding to what is now a 249-strong practice based at offices in Cambridge, London, Milton Keynes and Northampton.

The firm’s Cambridge office at Shakespeare House in Newmarket Road has just completed a major refurbishment and remains the largest of the firm’s four office locations.

Colin Jones, Managing Partner at Hewitsons, said: “The past few years have been extremely exciting for Hewitsons, and we’re now looking forward to another fantastic year.

“On behalf of the firm, I’d like to thank all those who marked the start of 2018 by joining us at our Annual Reception. It is always great to see so many of our clients and contacts, from such a wide range of industries and sectors, together in one place.

“We will continue to work hard to provide the absolute client focus we aspire to achieve with all our services. By helping such a varied range of businesses, charities and other organisations in Cambridge, as well as our private clients, we are proud to be serving the city and its communities.”

The venue for the event, which also marked Hewitsons’ 185th anniversary, gave guests the opportunity to network while experiencing the impressive new Codebreakers and Groundbreakers exhibition. This showcases the achievements of two separate groups of British codebreakers active during the Second World War.

In many ways, the codebreakers’ mathematical achievements paved the way for the pioneering work being done today in the technology sector in and around Cambridge. Hewitsons remains at the forefront of supporting such innovations through its Technology team, which includes experts in intellectual property, commercial and corporate law.

Andrew Priest, a Partner and Head of Technology at Hewitsons, said: “It’s been wonderful to see so many of our valued clients and contacts here together, including many leaders from Cambridge’s thriving technology sector.

“The Fitzwilliam Museum’s pioneering Codebreakers and Groundbreakers exhibition is a remarkable setting and a wonderful reminder of some of the incredible achievements this country – and, indeed, this city – has made in the field of technology advancements.

“We are proud to be helping many Cambridge-based businesses to continue this legacy today through their work on all things technology-related, from driverless vehicles, artificial intelligence and robotics to medical diagnostics, mobile payments and cleantech innovations. I believe that Alan Turing, Bill Tutte and the other codebreakers would be suitably impressed.”


We pride ourselves on delivering an outstanding service to a wide range of individuals, businesses and institutions including charities, educational and sports bodies. The firm’s size and breadth of specialisms means each client receives the focus it requires.

We operate UK wide and have worldwide reach via our network of independent law firms, LawExchange International.

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