Two of the south’s leading law firms officially merged on Thursday 1st October 2015. Trethowans, which has offices in Southampton and Salisbury, merged with Poole-based Dickinson Manser to create one of the largest legal practices in the region.
The new firm boasts 27 partners and over 65 lawyers who will be combining their expertise to offer clients enhanced legal services in a range of specialisms.
Commercial clients include international and national household brand names, owner-managed businesses, entrepreneurs and major regional employers across the UK. The legal teams will also work with individuals, such as landowners, local families, property developers and Trustees.
Both firms are well established in the region, Trethowans has been providing high quality legal services for nearly 150 years and Dickinson Manser’s history can be traced back to 1768.
From Thursday 1st the new firm will continue to be known as Trethowans and current managing partner Chris Whiteley will continue in his role.
Ushering in the new era, Chris Whiteley said: “The merger has been many months in the planning. Both practices have excellent reputations and the merger will only serve to enhance the new firm’s standing in the region.
The deal comes just 10 months after Trethowans expanded into new Southampton offices and operating in a third location is key to the ambitious plans we have for the future.”
Dickinson Manser senior partner Gary Pick, added: “Trethowans operates with values that match our own and by joining forces we will be able to offer an even greater depth of expertise to clients. As a team we remain committed to providing the best possible legal advice to both private individuals and commercial enterprises.”