DMH Stallard and Griffith Smith complete merger

Award winning and leading south east law firm DMH Stallard has today (31/3/22) completed its merger with Griffith Smith and is welcoming 42 new team members to the firm. The total operating revenue is in the region of £36m and staff numbers to 329 and will provide clients with unrivalled access to legal expertise across the region.

Griffith Smith is a highly regarded legal practice with an established heritage and strong roots in Sussex.  This merger will strengthen the services the combined firm offers to private clients in the areas of inheritance tax planning, wills, trusts, power of attorney, estate administration, family, contentious probate, dispute resolution and real estate.

Richard Pollins, Managing Partner of DMH Stallard, said:

“This is another key merger for DMH Stallard and the 5th in recent years, it is an important milestone in our broader expansion plans for the coming years as we continue to expand and grow.  Griffith Smith share our core values around providing excellent quality legal advice.  Our combined offering to high net worth clients is now un-paralleled in Sussex and will strengthen our position as the go to firm for clients seeking quality legal advice.

The merger will increase choice for our clients who can meet with us virtually or at one of our wide network of office locations throughout Sussex, Surrey and London.” 

Nadia Cowdrey, Managing Partner and Head of Private Client at Griffith Smith, said:

“I am looking forward to the future. This is a very exciting time for clients of both firms who will benefit from greater expertise across a whole range of legal services.  It will also continue to offer our people a working environment that values and invests in its people”

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Richard Pollins

Managing Partner

Richard is responsible for leading the firm and ensuring its success. He values long term client relationships, attracting and retaining the best talent.
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Nadia Cowdrey


Specialises in wills, trusts, inheritance tax planning, Powers of Attorney and probate, largely for high net worth clients.

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