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UK: Leading law firms unveil £250m merger

 |  November 26, 2015

LAW firms Irwin Mitchell and Thomas Eggar today announced that they will merge to create a £250m legal services business.

Irwin Mitchell group chief executive Andrew Tucker said the deal would be a catalyst for growth for both businesses, and showed the firm’s determination to seize opportunities arising from consolidation in the legal sector.

Thomas Eggar managing partner Vicky Brackett – who will join the Irwin Mitchell LLP Executive Board – said the complementary cultural and service fit between the two businesses and shared approach to client care would broaden the offering to clients, including sports law and planning.

Irwin Mitchell’s turnover in 2014/2015 was £210m, while Thomas Eggar’s was £41m. The combined headcount will be around 2,800.

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