Leading Oxfordshire law firm marks Director’s retirement

May 1st 2018

The Directors of Spratt Endicott Solicitors hosted a special retirement party for more than 100 guests in honour of their fellow Director, Howard Meakin.

On Friday 27th April 2018, guests gathered at the Littlebury Hotel in Bicester to mark this special occasion, as Howard Meakin retires after practising the law for more than 40 years.

Commenting on Howard’s retirement, John Spratt, Chairman, said: “We felt it was important to mark this occasion with valued clients, friends and colleagues and to say thank you to Howard for his dedication and invaluable contribution to the firm.

We wish Howard a long and happy retirement, and I am delighted that he will be providing consultancy services to the firm, so clients may continue to benefit from his experience and knowledge.”

Howard has been practising the law for more than 40 years, joining Alfred Truman in 1978 as an articled clerk, and becoming a partner in 1983. Following a merger between Alfred Truman and Spratt Endicott Solicitors in October 2014, Howard was able to further develop and specialise in commercial property matters.

Howard Meakin said on his retirement: “I have very much enjoyed looking after my clients, and made some wonderful friends over the years. I am also immensely proud of the developments that have taken place at our Bicester office, and believe we offer unrivalled legal expertise and client service in this region.

Whilst I am looking forward to still being involved with the firm, I know I am succeeded by a brilliant team that will continue to grow and strengthen Spratt Endicott’s offering.” 

With Howard’s departure, the firm has relocated two commercial property specialists from the Banbury to the Bicester office. Michael Campbell, Director, has more than 15 years experience in working for a national housebuilder, and Graham Roberts, Associate, has extensive commercial landlord and tenant expertise and acts for property investment clients and well-known national retail groups.

John Spratt said of the Bicester office: “We are fully committed to serving the people and businesses in and around Bicester, and I can confidently say that we have an excellent team of specialists here to help our clients achieve their goals and dreams.”

Spratt Endicott is a Top Tier Legal 500 law firm and work with clients who place a high value on quality of advice and client service.  For more information about the range of legal services available at Spratt Endicott, please contact our Bicester office on 01869 252761 or email us at enquiries@se-solicitors.co.uk.