A law firm in Chester has celebrated 150 years in the city by hosting a party at their new offices in the heart of the city.

The grand opening of the Jolliffe & Co LLP, at their new home of No 6, St John Street, was marked by an auspicious warm red glow lighting up the historic building.

The firm opened its doors for business 150 years ago and 250 guests joined the partners and staff on the red carpet to celebrate the special anniversary.

Magician John Holt, Hugh Butler, Michael Platt, Stephanie King and Trish Platt

Partner and head of corporate and commercial Simon Williams said: “We are delighted so many clients, colleagues and friends joined us in celebrating the grand opening of our new office.

“As our business grew, it meant we were bursting at the seams in our former office premises, and our decision to remain in the heart of the city means we can still be close and accessible to many of our clients and still help support the economic viability of a historic city with a wealth of heritage such as Chester.”

Jolliffe & Co LLP currently employs 25 professionals, with more than 17 lawyers, who assist private, commercial and corporate clients, backed by a management and support team.

The red glow that greeted guests at the new office building was lit by lighting specialists, Event Equipment Ltd. The evening of celebration included entertainment from magician John Holt and Acoustic Duo.