Search

Mills & Reeve expansion in the north

PUBLISHED: 10:16 25 April 2013 | UPDATED: 10:16 25 April 2013

Guy Hinchley, Mills and Reeve

Guy Hinchley, Mills and Reeve

Archant

Law firm Mills & Reeve has swooped for Manchester-based legal company George Davies in a deal that will bolster its presence in the north.

The acquisition for an undisclosed fee will expand Mills & Reeve’s Manchester team to 16 partners and 89 staff – bringing the firm’s total operation to 112 partners and 870 staff across six offices in Norwich, Birmingham, Cambridge, Leeds, London and Manchester.

The deal will see all George Davies offices rebranded as Mills and Reeve, with staff at the bought-out firm transferring on June 1.

It brings Mills and Reeve’s revenues to £77m – an increase on its 2011/12 turnover of £69.4m.

Guy Hinchley, the firm’s managing partner, said: “This merger will enable us to grow our presence in the North substantially and to progress our strategy of providing a full range of legal services to clients in our key sectors.

“We are very excited about the potential that our increased scale gives us and the further career opportunities that it creates for the talented lawyers and business support professionals in our enlarged firm.”

Mark Hovell, George Davies managing partner, said: “As a well established, profitable, Manchester firm we have had regular approaches from firms... We chose to merge with Mills & Reeve as we have a lot of synergy with them and their culture closely reflects ours.”

Search hundreds of local jobs at Jobs24

Management Jobs

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Insight

Holden is a name associated with the motor trade in Norfolk for 90 years. Motoring editor Andy Russell chats to current CEO Tim Holden, third generation in the family motor group, about how it has become a nationally-recognised driving force.

As diesel car registrations drop, more and more motorists are becoming aware of the benefits of hybrid cars and how easy they are to drive. Toyota’s pioneering role in hybrid technology means nearly half its total sales now combine petrol and electric power, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Women in Business

cover

Enjoy the
Women in Business
digital edition

Read

Business East

cover

Enjoy the
Business East
digital edition

Read

Celebrating Success

cover

Enjoy the
Celebrating Success
digital edition

Read

B2B Exhibition

cover

Enjoy the
B2B Exhibition
digital edition

Read

Green 100

cover

Enjoy the Green 100
digital edition

Read

Meet the Team

Mark Shields

Business Editor

|

Chris Hill

Agricultural and Farming Editor

|

Business Most Read

Awards

Norfolk Future 50 EDP Business Awards Green 100