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Staples and Swain expands to help serve Brock Township

DAN CEARNS, The Standard

KAWARTHA LAKES/BROCK: Local law firm Staples and Swain has recently expanded to add a new office in Brock Township.

Staples and Swain recently took over the former practice of Stephen Woodcock, at 402 Simcoe Street, in Beaverton. They note on their [Staples and Swain's] website that the "same excellence of service will continue in the Lindsay office" located at 10 William Street South.

"Timing is everything in life. We were so open to the possibility and pleased with the invitation from Mr. Woodcock to share with us his desire to retire last year. [There were] so many wonderful synergies between our styles and practices, and our firm itself actually has a history in Brock Township. For a number of years, one of our founding members, Ron Swain, had an office, on Tuesdays, in Sunderland. [This was just an] opportunity to return to our roots and grow with our clients already in the area and [to] meet some new ones. It was an opportunity we couldn't pass up," lawyer Heather Richardson told The Standard.

Ms. Richardson described the types of services this local law firm provides. "I call it happy law. We provide a full range of what formally would be known as solicitor services. So, all aspects of Real Estate, from purchasing and selling and refinancing to working on leases. We do a lot of Estate planning. So, we do wills and powers of attorney and helping folks with the administration of their estates when they do lose a loved one. And, we do have a number of farm and business and corporate clients who we assist with operational concerns and contract drafting and review and partnership agreements."

She stated Staples and Swain endeavour to "treat everybody like our neighbour."

Ms. Richardson noted this change will work well for existing clients of the Woodcock and Tomlinson firm, as well as for some of the Staples and Swain clients who have more geographic flexibility.

"I'm a big believer in service to your community, and [I] couldn't stomach the thought of Beaverton or Brock Township being without that continued resource," she added. "I wouldn't want to see any gaps in service for the people of the community."

The new Beaverton office can be reached at 705-426-7317, and the phone number for the Lindsay office is 705-324-6222. The new Beaverton office is open Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. For more information, go online to

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