Gerald Eve today announced it is to close its Newcastle office from 1 September 2006

The practice has had a presence in the city since 1997.

David Johnson and Andrew Tucker, partners at the Newcastle office will create a new firm of property advisers, to be known as Johnson Tucker LLP.

Peter Haigh-Lumby, operations partner at Gerald Eve, said: ‘Gerald Eve’s ties to the North East are strong and we will continue to act for a large number of national and local clients with property interests in the region.’

‘We will also support David and Andrew’s new practice – Johnson Tucker – with a range of business support and we anticipate continuing to work closely with them on existing and new instructions. We wish them every success in their new venture.’

Gerald Eve has 10 other offices in the British Isles, including one in Scotland, one in Northern Ireland and two in London.