Merger on the cards for Bristol law firm Veale Wasbrough Vizards

July 5, 2012

Bristol law firm Veale Wasbrough Vizards today confirmed it is in talks with Hewitsons, which has offices in Cambridge, Milton Keynes and Northampton, about a possible merger.

The discussions are seen by both as a positive move designed to deliver on each firm’s strategy for growth. Both firms have particular strengths in education, charities and private client work.

The merged firm would have a combined turnover of £34m and 480 partners and staff across its five offices – Bristol , Cambridge, London, Milton Keynes and Northampton .

In a joint statement the firms said: “While the talks are on-going, no final decision to merge has yet been taken. “

Veale Wasbrough Vizards managing partner Simon Heald said: "We have very much enjoyed meeting the Hewitsons' team and discussing the possibility of merging our firms.

“In particular, we have been struck by how much work we do in similar sectors such as education, charities and private client.

“By working together we believe that there is real scope for us to create a national powerhouse in these sectors, complemented by the strength of our respective regional practices."

John Dix , managing partner of Hewitsons, added: "Combining our distinctive commercial practices with national sector specialisations is a compelling and exciting proposition.

“We are reviewing in detail the opportunities such a merger would present, and the benefits for all our respective partners, staff and clients in terms of increased reach and deeper expertise."

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