Rotheras Solicitors LLP is set to expand its services into Derby with the acquisition of JH Powell & Co.
The deal will see JH Powell & Co take on the Rotheras name in a partnership that will see the two historic firms combine to reinforce service offerings, whilst paving the way for growth and expansion into the Derby legal market for Rotheras.
The deal consists of 15 staff including 7 legal advisors, 2 of which will join as partners, increasing the headcount to 131 at Rotheras, with the addition of city centre premises located next to Derby Cathedral coming under the umbrella of Rotheras’ 4 branch locations in Nottingham.
Both firms share a rich history and legacy in their neighbouring legal markets with Rotheras having been established in 1824 and JH Powell & Co in 1873.
Rotheras CEO, Christina Yardley said: “We are delighted to be joining forces with JH Powell & Co and we welcome their highly skilled and experienced team into the Rotheras family. JH Powell & Co operate with similar values to our own, particularly around their ethos for developing lasting client relationships, which is something that underpins the history and longevity of both of our firms.
“We found a natural synergy in our desire to increase the quality and depth of service we can offer to our clients. We are extremely excited to bring the Rotheras name to the Derby market and we can’t wait to get our recruitment plans underway and further expand our legal presence in Derby.”