The Wilkes Partnership and Coley & Tilley, have announced a merger creating a 185 person strong firm with a turnover of £12 million a year.
This expansion will significantly enhance our offering for corporate clients and expand our expertise in a range of areas including, commercial property, dispute resolution, corporate & commercial, employment, family, residential conveyancing and probate law. The personal injury team will stay under the Coley & Tilley brand as a recognised market leader in the Midlands.
Nigel Wood, Senior Partner at The Wilkes Partnership, says: “This merger continues the long term growth plans that we have for the firm and by joining with Coley & Tilley we have added considerable legal experience in a range of practice areas. We want to provide the best quality legal services to clients and through this merger we are doing that.
We set out with an ambition to continue growing and delivering expertise that is recognised both regionally and nationally. This merger is a huge step in the right direction of realising those ambitions.”
In 2013, The Wilkes Partnership merged with Solihull-based Williamson & Soden, and continued its growth with several promotions in 2018, as well as expanding its senior team by appointing a HR & Compliance Director, Head of Contentious Probate and two new Managing Partners.
James Leo, Managing Partner at Coley & Tilley, added: “Through discussions with Nigel and other board members at Wilkes we quickly realised that bringing the two firms together would both complement and enhance our offering to clients. We have similar ambitions to deliver quality work that is industry leading and we have taken care that our clients will see a seamless transition to the new firm with their original points of contact.
“This is the start of a new chapter for both Wilkes and Coley & Tilley and one that provides fresh opportunities to expand and grow together.”
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