B Legal, established in 2005 and based in Marlow, and High Wycombe has agreed terms with Cooper Solicitors of Henley which will see B Legal acquire Cooper Solicitors on 1 October 2012. This is the second time in 3 months B Legal has joined forces with a local firm to fuel its expansion in the local area.
Each firm is delighted with the transaction and excited by the prospect of growing and developing their combined business activities across the Thames Valley region.
The acquisition follows quickly on the back of B Legal becoming the successor practice of Fendom Dawson & Towner on 1 July 2012. This transaction yet again builds upon B Legal’s strong national and local business relationships and its financial, risk, technology and service offering which has seen it awarded a number of prestigious professional accreditations and the long standing presence of Cooper solicitors in Henley and its surrounds. Cooper Solicitors is the most well established law firm in Henley having a history which goes back as long as 1741. It has a large and loyal local personal and business following in all areas of law.
Toby Greenwood of Cooper Solicitors is stepping down as Senior Partner after 34 years of service, but is staying on as a Consultant. He commented:
“To compete in this rapidly changing market , traditional high street firms needed to adapt and change their business models in order to be able to operate profitably and effectively. In an environment where costs of regulation and compliance coupled with the significant challenges posed by large new entrants to the market particularly with regard to fees which can be charged, smaller firms are being squeezed in terms of the services they can offer and the way in which those services could be profitably provided to their customers. We are excited by the opportunities which have now opened up to us as a result of this transaction”
Nicola Chard, Managing Director of B Legal added:
“The acquisition brings together two firms with complementary customer service and legal specialisms. Our objective is to focus on and improve the customer experience and continue to provide a first class legal service at both a national and local, community level.”
Roger Towner, Director B Legal added:
“This and other potential opportunities we are working on will see the enlarged firm further strengthen its position in the local Thames Valley region through its customer and business relationships and connections.”
Andrew Townsend of Avitus Consulting Limited, a specialist consultancy to small and medium sized businesses advised on the transaction.
Contact Details for this announcement:
Andrew Townsend 01628 496658 or email@example.com