Weightmans LLP and RadcliffesLeBrasseur LLP have announced they are now in formal contract negotiations for a merger agreement.
Having agreed headline terms, Weightmans LLP and RadcliffesLeBrasseur LLP said they are now in formal contract negotiations with a view to completing a merger of the two firms at the end of March 2022.
The firms said they share a “number of synergies” in respect of clients and sectors and “above all a passionate commitment to achieving the highest standards in delivering legal services to their clients”.
They added the merger will add to both firms’ national practices with “outstanding expertise” and the resources to ensure that they continue to meet the ever-increasing needs and expectations of all clients, large and small, whether public bodies, public or private businesses, not for profit enterprises or individuals.
In addition, the merger will expand the existing support provided to the firms’ clients, as well as enhancing the capabilities across their core services. The combined firm will reportedly create a leading UK practice in healthcare in particular and increase the market presence of both firms in London.
The merged firm will have 225 partners and a total headcount of over 1400 people and will be known as Weightmans LLP.