The Shrewsbury property is part of ‘Ireland’s Mansion’ and is one of the oldest surviving timber framed buildings in the town, having been built by Shrewsbury MP Robert Ireland in the 16th Century.
Latimer Hinks completed the lease arrangements of the building and has previously acted on behalf of the Clinkard Group when the company acquired 12 branches from Stead and Simpson in 2008.
Neil Stevenson, a partner in the commercial property department at Latimer Hinks Solicitors, said: “This is an important acquisition for the Clinkard Group, which strengthens the company’s position in the Midlands and on a national scale. The history surrounding the property at ‘Ireland’s Mansion’ is fascinating and its prime location on Shrewsbury’s high street allows the Clinkard Group to bring its strong brand and success to Shropshire.”
Charles Clinkard said: “We are delighted to be able to add the Shrewsbury store to our growing portfolio; this latest expansion of our business has strengthened our commitment to the Midlands and positioned us well in many of the key market towns strengthening our brand in the UK. I would like to thank Latimer Hinks Solicitors for their professionalism and expertise.”
Established as a family-run business in 1924 by Charles’ grandparents, Charles and Eveline Clinkard, The Clinkard Group has grown to become the leading independent footwear retailer in the UK with 32 locations nationwide.
NOTES TO EDITORS
Latimer Hinks solicitors, based in Darlington, has a team of around 40 people serving private and corporate clients.
Their range of expertise and services covers legal issues surrounding commercial, residential and agricultural property, wills and lasting powers of attorney, trusts, probate, long-term care, tax planning, commercial law, alternative and renewable energy, property and disputes, business rescue, employment, and land-owning.