Chadwick Lawrence and Whitaker Firth merge

Chadwick Lawrence and Whitaker Firth have merged to offer customers a wider range of services in more locations across Yorkshire.

Chadwick Lawrence has offices in Leeds, Huddersfield, Halifax, Wakefield, Morley, Pudsey and Horbury, while Whitaker Firth is based in Bradford and Guiseley.

All members of staff are being retained in the merger, with the combined total now standing at 223 with 37 partners.

The 160-year-old Chadwick Lawrence is one of the largest law firms in Yorkshire.

The law firm provides a full range of business and personal services, while lawyers at Whitaker Firth specialise in property and private client matters.

Chadwick Lawrence managing partner Neil Wilson said: “We are extremely excited to announce the merger of Chadwick Lawrence and Whitaker Firth.”

“Both businesses and customers will benefit greatly from the merger as we can provide a wider range of legal services in two more locations.”

“Whitaker Firth has a very strong reputation built over many years in Guiseley and Bradford in particular having had a presence in the city dating back over 100 years.”

Wilson added: “The move is part of our long-term plans for significant growth as ‘Yorkshire’s legal people’ and further increases our reach across the county.”

Whitaker Firth partner Alexandra Wright said: “We share the same values, culture and approach as Chadwick Lawrence so it is a perfect fit for both parties.”

“Our customers will be able to access more business and personal services with all their legal requirements now met under one roof.”

“Both firms bring a depth of talent that will boost our position given we have complementary skill sets and client bases.”

Pictured: Neil Wilson, Jon Oliver, Asma Iqbal, Alex Wright and Susan Wright