– Merger strengthens firm’s position in the market and increases footprint to six offices –
Birketts, a UK Top 50 law firm, has today announced its merger with Batchelors Solicitors, a leading law firm based in Kent and London.
Set to complete on 31 March 2023, the merger is the next step in Birketts’ impressive growth trajectory. Having achieved consistent year-on-year growth in the last four years, joining together with Batchelors will further expand the firm’s geographical footprint to provide legal support on a larger scale in more parts of the country.
On the announcement, Jonathan Agar, CEO Birketts, said: “We are thrilled to be welcoming the Batchelors team to the Birketts family. With shared specialisms and a business structure very similar to our own, we are confident that they will fit seamlessly, both commercially and culturally, into our full service offering.”
One sector specialism that will benefit greatly from the merger is Social Housing. Both Batchelors Solicitors and Birketts share a longstanding and deeply-rooted commitment to the sector. Combining these talented teams will strengthen the firm’s expertise and capacity in this area to create a market-leading Social Housing Team.
James Austin, Senior Partner, Birketts commented: “This is an exciting opportunity to further our presence and expertise in London and beyond, whilst maintaining the personalised and friendly service that has made Birketts so successful. The Batchelors team will be a great addition to the firm and we look forward to seeing what the future holds.”
Thaine Wilson, Managing Partner, Batchelors said: “The merger of Batchelors and Birketts is truly pivotal in terms of the opportunities that it presents for future growth in our key market sectors of Social Housing, Commercial, Property and Private Client.”
Mark Walkington, Senior Partner, Batchelors commented: “The strong traditions of both firms for providing quality forward thinking advice as well as the obvious geographical fit establishes an excellent base from which we can quickly establish Birketts as the first choice legal firm for both businesses and individuals right across the South East region of London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex.”