A 250-strong local law firm is the latest brand to join a business members’ club in Slaithwaite.

Chadwick Lawrence has signed up to a ‘Business Member Plus’ membership at Empire House – the highest tier of membership available.

The membership unlocks marketing benefits and business support, which will help to power Chadwick Lawrence’s ambitions of becoming Yorkshire’s number one law firm.

Joining 25 other brands, including Venari Group, Red Diamond Executive, Redbak and Cloud Gateway, Chadwick Lawrence will use its membership to improve its reach within the Colne Valley without the need for a fixed-cost physical office presence.

Empire House will host regular, free drop-in clinics with an expert from Chadwick Lawrence, offering other members and the public free advice and guidance in various areas of law.

Sarah Power, partner and head of the Family Law Team at Chadwick Lawrence, said: “As local business continues to evolve, it has never been more important for us to seek new ways to stand out, whilst increasing our reach and deepening our relationships.

“We recognised Empire House as a new, exciting, and unique business that is building momentum locally, and we were keen to work them from the outset.

“We are impressed by the other brands that have a presence at Empire House and we look forward to building new local business relationships, whilst taking advantage of other benefits, such as being able to meet clients in a professional environment, use of the boardroom and afterwork drinks for our team.”

Empire House is where entrepreneurs can build business relationships in a relaxed environment

Chadwick Lawrence’s first drop-in clinic is taking place on Wednesday November 10 with a focus on wills and probate, where the firm will be offering free legal advice in relation to the preparation of wills, probate and powers of attorney.

Amy Byram, founder of Empire House, said: “We are delighted to have Chadwick Lawrence on board as a member and admire their growth plans.

“Part of their membership gives them exclusivity for their sector, so it’s a shrewd business decision. We look forward to helping them drive their ambitious business objectives whilst simultaneously seeing the value they add to our community. It’s already a really strong partnership.”

Commenting on the development of Empire House since its launch in July, Amy added: “We are proud to see how organically relationships happen at Empire House. It’s a laidback place to network but it’s also given people the opportunity to meet others who they may never have crossed paths with before.

“In the past, members’ clubs were seen as being elitist but we want people to feel at home here. Empire House is for people who expect more of themselves and their workplace – proper entrepreneurs and self-made people – and there is a real positive energy about the place. Now is a great time to join.”