Dutton Gregory’s growth plans in Dorset continue with a merger with Turners solicitors, which has been announced will take effect from the end of March 2018.
Both firms are based in Poole Road and the staff from Turners will move into the existing Dutton Gregory offices prior to the Easter break.
Regional heavyweight, Dutton Gregory, prides itself on being a full service law firm and the addition of Turners will add strength to existing teams and double the size of the firm’s corporate and commercial offering to its business clients.
Andrew Tilley, Managing Partner of Dutton Gregory said “We’re delighted to have found such a great fit for growth with the Partners and staff at Turners. Whenever we look at any possible merger or acquisition we look at the potential to create and add value for our clients – something I know we will achieve with our merger with Turners.”
Mike Shutler, Managing Partner of Turners added “For many years at Turners we have built strong professional relationships with our clients. In a changing legal market, we have not always been able to offer all of the services to those clients we would have wanted. By joining with Dutton Gregory, not only will our clients receive continuity of service, but a combined strength in the quality and diversity of services we can now offer.”
The offices of Turners will close at 5pm on Tuesday 27 March to facilitate moving into Dutton Gregory’s offices at 3 Poole Road. Dutton Gregory’s Bournemouth office will remain open during the move and clients will be able to contact staff at both firms by calling Turners on 01202 291291 or Dutton Gregory on 01202 315005.
From left to right: Sue Hobby, Mike Shutler, David Blackmore (Turners) and Andrew Tilley (Managing Partner - Dutton Gregory)