Clients benefit as firm expands
A law firm which specialises in medical negligence cases has moved to a larger premises, giving it space to expand.
Moosa-Duke Solicitors has relocated to 11 De Montfort Street, Leicester, from smaller offices at 213 London Road in the city.
Founder Mehmooda Duke said as well as providing room for expansion, the new base was more accessible for its clients.
"We have bought the premises and have had it all refurbished," she said. "We have made a significant investment. The new premises is easier for our clients. We were previously up three flights of stairs.
"We are now more accessible to the public because we have a ground floor presence.
"We have got more space to get more people on but we'll just see how it progresses first."
The company's previous office was located in a Victorian building which was split into five floors.
The premises was mainly residential, however, the law firm occupied the top floor. Moosa-Duke was founded nine years ago by Mrs Duke.
Mrs Duke said she did not feel more people were claiming for compensation because of the recession.
"I don't think it's changed at all to be honest," she said.
"I think a lot of it is just about the publicity it gives.
"But if things go wrong somebody has got to look after the person who has been harmed."
The property was sold through agent Innes England. It was previously occupied by a marketing firm and before that APB Chartered Surveyors, which is based in De Montfort Street.
As well as APB, the street is occupied by a number of other professional services businesses, including Innes England and fellow commercial property agent Lambert Smith Hampton.
It is also home to Springfields Business Recovery & Insolvency and award-winning architecture business Maber.
The street also houses the headquarters of recruitment group Barker Ross, which has six branches across the country and wants to create 40 jobs and open five more branches as part of plans to more than double turnover to £58 million in the next three years.