Leading South-East and London law firm DMH Stallard has today announced its second merger of 2015, by confirming their agreement to merge with long established London firm, Ross & Craig Solicitors. The merger will take effect on 14 December 2015.
The merger between the two firms further strengthens DMH Stallard’s presence in London. All of Ross & Craig’s existing team, including their eight partners, will move to DMH Stallard’s existing London office based in New Fetter Lane. The merged firm will retain the DMH Stallard name, and the London operation will have a total of 23 partners and a turnover next year in excess of £10 million.
The merger follows strong financial performance for DMH Stallard over the last 12 months with profits increasing by 10%.
The merger further strengthens DMH Stallard’s position as one of the dominant firms in the South East with offices in Gatwick, Guildford, Brighton and London, and brings the total number of Partners to 60.
Richard Pollins, Managing Partner of DMH Stallard, who led the deal, says:
“Following the successful regional merger with Guildford firm, AWB Partnership in January this year, I am delighted to announce our second merger of 2015. It remains our strategy to seek out quality merger partners in London and the region. As with all our merger discussions, we took time to make sure that the merger with Ross & Craig would be one which would benefit both firms, and most importantly those clients of our respective firms.
The merger with Ross & Craig will bring our turnover next year in London to over £10 million, and over £26 million in total across all of our offices. I’m confident that the merger with Ross & Craig will provide us with a solid platform on which to continue to grow in London as the market improves. I’m looking forward to working closely with our new team in London.
The additional strength in depth and expertise that the Ross & Craig Partners bring to the firm will allow us to continue to service our growing client base in London, as well as supporting our many clients in the region who want to partner with a law firm who can offer high level City expertise when required”.
Stephen ten Hove, Managing Partner of Ross & Craig added:
“I endorse everything that Richard has said. We are delighted to be joining DMH Stallard. It fulfils our strategy of merging with a firm which will enable us greatly to enhance the range and type of services that we offer to our clients.”
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