Chadwick Law
Neil Wilson, Jon Oliver, Asma Iqbal, Alex Wright and Susan Wright.
Rebecca Wayman

Significant law firms in Yorkshire sign merger deal

Two historic Yorkshire law firms have merged to offer customers a wider range of services in more locations across the county.

Chadwick Lawrence, which offers various legal services from all its offices across Yorkshire - including Leeds, Huddersfield and Halifax - has joined forces with Bradford and Guiseley-based Whitaker Firth.

All staff are being retained in the merger with the combined total now standing at 223 with 37 partners.

Managing partner at Chadwick Lawrence, Neil Wilson, said: “We are extremely excited to announce the merger of Chadwick Lawrence and Whitaker Firth.

“Both businesses and customers will benefit greatly from the merger as we can provide a wider range of legal services in two more locations.

“Whitaker Firth has a very strong reputation built over many years in Guiseley and Bradford in particular having had a presence in the city dating back over 100 years.

“The move is part of our long-term plans for significant growth as ‘Yorkshire’s legal people’ and further increases our reach across the county.”

The 160-year-old Chadwick Lawrence is one of the largest law firms in Yorkshire and provides a full range of business and personal services while lawyers at Whitaker Firth specialise in property and private client matters.

Partner at Whitaker Firth, Alexandra Wright, added: “We share the same values, culture and approach as Chadwick Lawrence so it is a perfect fit for both parties.

“Our customers will be able to access more business and personal services with all their legal requirements now met under one roof. Both firms bring a depth of talent that will boost our position given we have complementary skill sets and client bases.”

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