Knaresborough law firm announces move two years after death of founder
Last updated Apr 3, 2024
Photo of Camilla Greenwood of Greenwoods Solicitors.

Knaresborough law firm Greenwoods Solicitors is to move to the former HSBC bank building on the high street, its owner has said. 

Camilla Greenwood made the announcement yesterday, on the second anniversary of the death of her mother, the firm’s founder, Lynda Greenwood. 

Lynda tragically died in a house fire in 2022, and Camilla has made it her mission to honour her mother’s legacy by making sure the family firm carries on and thrives. 

She told the Stray Ferret: 

“After my mum died, we wanted the high street to know we weren’t going anywhere – the lights were on and we were still at home – but I think the time is right now to move to a bigger space. 

“After 33 years of helping people buy their dream home we are delighted to have done just that ourselves. 

“Even though it’s only a few yards up the road, it feels as if we’ll be far more in the centre of Knaresborough. We’re a community law firm, so it’s right that we should be at the heart of the community.” 

The new premises, at 56 High Street, will have two meeting rooms, separate workspaces for fee-earners and support staff, and a large reception area. It is also all on one level. 

Camilla said: 

“One of our areas of specialism is elderly and vulnerable clients, so it’s important that our premises are accessible to them.” 

Photo of Camilla Greenwood of Knaresborough law firm Greenwoods Solicitors, holding the Triumph Over Adversity award she was presented with at the Women in Business Awards 2024.

Camilla Greenwood with the Triumph Over Adversity award she was presented with at the Women in Business Awards 2024.

The move, which will follow a programme of refurbishment and is expected to be completed before July, is the latest in a series of developments for the firm under Camilla’s leadership. Last year, it overhauled its old offices and took on an extra member of staff, growing the headcount to seven. 

In September, Greenwoods was named Family-Run Business of the Year at the Knaresborough Business Awards; in February, Camilla picked up the Triumph Over Adversity award at the Women in Business Awards; and last month the firm won a Special Recognition award at the Stray Ferret Business Awards. 

Camilla added: 

“It feels like a really positive step to actually own our own premises. We’re the keepers of our own destiny now, and that’s a special thing for the business.” 

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