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COMMERCIAL | Official Club Doncaster Partner Atherton Godfrey celebrate 40 years in business

12 April 2019

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Official Club Doncaster Partner Atherton Godfrey are celebrating 40 years in business

The firm was opened on Thursday, April 12 1979 by John Atherton and Charles Godfrey, aided by their two secretaries, who initially advised and acted for clients in relation to family and matrimonial, conveyancing, wills and probate, civil litigation and criminal matters.

After 12 months the thriving practice began an expansion and today the firm employs around 120 legal and support staff, including specialists in many areas, and provides most of the legal advice that an individual or small business could need.

The firm became an Official Partner with Club Doncaster in 2018 and it has proved a fantastic platform to raise their profile throughout the town and beyond.

Club Doncaster head of commercial Jon Warburton at Club Doncaster said: “Forty years is a fantastic mile stone for Atherton Godfrey and it has been great working with them for the last year.

“Becoming an Official Partner of the club presents an excellent opportunity to help support the community, forge links with other businesses, and engage with sectors they might not otherwise reach."

Atherton Godfrey is featured alongside international city firms in The Times Best 200 Law Firms 2019, with commendations for personal injury and clinical negligence.

The firm has also gained national recognition for the standard of its training and last year received the Excellence in People Development award, organised by Doncaster Business Chamber.

There is no doubt that much of the firm’s success is due to the founding partners John and Charles, who had a clear vision for the direction of the firm when they decided to go into business 40 years ago.

Atherton Godfrey has evolved on the basis of specialist knowledge, the ability to build strong relationships and the willingness to adapt and find tailored solutions in response to shifts in the market.

Both John and Charles are particularly pleased that the firm they created almost half a century ago has been able to retain the personal touch of a high street practice, while providing services that match those of the city firms.

For more information on working with Atherton Godfrey or the Official Partnerships at Club Doncaster, email commercial@clubdoncaster.co.uk or call 01302 764 665 to speak to a member of the commercial team.


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