14 March 2018
Leading legal firm Blaser Mills Law has expanded its services to Silverstone Park after a buyout of renowned motorsport law specialist Cain Law which was previously based in the estate’s Innovation Centre.
The firm, a member of the international network of law firms IR Global, employs 140 staff at its HQ in High Wycombe and other offices at Amersham and Rickmansworth.
It specialises in all areas of law covering business and personal and views its move to Silverstone Park as an important new chapter in its 130-year history.
“MEPC’s development of Silverstone Park makes it a very exciting time to become part of the estate. They are making it a world-class business facility and the Innovation Centre gives us a perfect location to set up an office,” commented Blaser Mills partner Hiren Gandhi.
“We already work with a lot of high-tech businesses – it’s a dynamic industry to be in – and of course the Park is central to the Silverstone Technology Cluster plus a huge motorsport community.
“We find that high-tech businesses can grow fairly rapidly from being a start-up and, more often than not, that growth can be faster than their infrastructure allows. That is where we can add value.”
Although the Cain Law name has gone, its founder Robert Cain remains very much based in the Innovation Centre with a major role in the firm’s new 210 sq ft office there. The Innovation Centre is home to some 20 start-up businesses and SMEs taking advantage of the building’s serviced offices and professional/entrepreneurial environment to impress customers and pursue their growth ambitions.
Robert explained: “Joining Blaser Mills Law allows me to offer my clients an all-round service. I have a sector specialism in auto/motorsport and many of my clients are already on the estate.
“Blaser Mills Law was the right fit for me and they share my values of delivering an excellent service for clients.”
Hiren added: “The Innovation Centre – the whole estate – has a fantastic environment. There are a lot of very interesting and innovative businesses here.
“We’re very much trying to integrate ourselves and recently we hosted a lunch for fellow tenants – which we’ll look to do every six months – and also a seminar for occupiers on new general data protection regulation (GDPR) which comes into force in May 2018. Many companies on the estate deal in big data and this will have a very real effect on their procedures…”
Blaser Mills already has dealings with motorsport as well as high-tech, in areas such as commercial agreements and sponsorship deals. It is also a member of the Motorsport Industry Association and has an association with former Formula 1 racer Mark Blundell’s company Mark Blundell Partners.
“We take a lot of pride in client relationships and many of our customers have been with us for many years because they like our approach and how we treat them,” continued Hiren.
“Silverstone Park and the surrounding high-tech and motorsport sectors are something we are really investing now as a business – with how well connected the estate is as well as the access and just how much more business is being drawn here makes it absolutely the right place to be.”