Dutton Gregory Solicitors is continuing to broaden its network of offices across the UK with the announcement of a merger with Surrey law firm, Mackrell Turner Garrett.
Both full-service law firms were established over 70 years ago and have since proved their commitment to providing clients with tailored legal solutions in property, for later life planning, families and commercial matters.
‘We had been looking for the right partner firm in Surrey when we met the Partners at Mackrell Turner Garrett,’ explains Andrew Tilley, Managing Partner of Dutton Gregory Solicitors, which employs over 130 staff across Hampshire, Dorset and, recently announced, in the city of Liverpool.
‘After spending some time getting to know each other, we realised that our firms are on similar journeys, share the same values, vision and culture and have the same ambitions, so were delighted when they accepted our invitation to join forces.’
With the official date for the merger taking place on 1st April 2023, there will be an initial transition period during which Mackrell Turner Garrett will practice as ‘Dutton Gregory incorporating Mackrell Turner Garrett.’
‘We wanted to merge with a larger organisation that would equip us with both additional resources and a wider range of expertise and services,’ says Marc Mediratta, Partner and Head of Company & Commercial at Mackrell Turner Garrett. ‘Both sides have worked hard to ensure that this is a beneficial opportunity for staff, associates and, most importantly, clients.’
‘The legal market is changing rapidly, and our strategy for growth will give us the resilience to continue delivering the highest standards of service to both our existing and widening client base,’ explains Tilley. ‘In order to maintain momentum, merger or acquisition has to be part of that strategy, so we are now very excited about the prospect of further developing our merged businesses in Surrey and beyond.’