Colin who qualified as a solicitor in 1968 spent much of his working life in Salisbury. Originally joining Jonas & Parker in 1973, Colin then continued as a partner at Parker Bullen for 25 years before joining Bonallack and Bishop.
Senior partner Tim Bishop commented “It’s really sad to finally lose Colin. He has been the perfect partner – incredibly supportive and his many years of experience have been so important in helping us grow the firm so fast. He and I have had an exceptional working relationship together – with not a single bad word or argument between us at any stage in our partnership, which is pretty unusual when you run a business as big as Bonallack and Bishop.”
Tim added, “There is also one particularly interesting thing about our business relationship which most people don’t know. The media is full of stories about what an unequal society we live in and how few opportunities there are for social mobility. But our story says different. Whilst my grandfathers were manual labourers – Cardiff docker and Kentish brickie – Colin has aristocratic connections and is the heir to the Earldom of Northesk, although he does not use his official title of Master of Northesk. I’m sure my grandparents would have been amazed that within a couple of generations we could be working alongside each other for so long having come from such different backgrounds.”
Tim continued “Colin’s retirement as a partner leaves very big shoes to be filled. But I’m absolutely delighted Denise Broomfield is now joining me as the firm’s second partner. I’ve known Denise for around 20 years and I’m so pleased she’s coming on board.”
Colin commented “I have really enjoyed my time working with Tim. It has been a very happy relationship and I am glad that I have been able to assist him in the substantial expansion of the firm. I wish him and the firm every success for the future.”