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West Yorkshire Law firms merge and plan for growth

Published 13th Oct 2015 by Rebecca Walker

Chamber member Ramsdens Solicitors and Baxter Caulfield have announced their merger, effective 1 October. The new firm Ramsdens Solicitors (incorporating Baxter Caulfield) has plans for further growth to meet the increased demand for its services.

Two leading legal practices in Huddersfield and with offices across West Yorkshire have merged, creating a 23 Partner and 250 person business. The merged practice will offer businesses across the region access to a wider range of expertise, experience and a more comprehensive service.

Chamber member Ramsdens Solicitors and Baxter Caulfield have announced their merger, effective 1 October and the new firm has a plan for further growth to meet the increased demand for its services, particularly in Corporate and Commercial areas.

Commenting on the merger, Paul Joyce, Managing Partner at Ramsdens said, “ The new firm will offer the business community one of the strongest Corporate and Commercial teams in West Yorkshire. Baxter Caulfield is a long established and hugely respected firm, particularly in the areas of Corporate/Commercial and heavyweight Litigation. The skill and experience that Baxter Caulfield will bring compliments perfectly the existing strengths within the Ramsdens practice.”

Stephen Newman, Head of Corporate and Senior Partner at Baxter Caulfield said, “We are excited to be teaming up with Ramsdens, an outstanding law firm which has gone from strength to strength over the last decade. We share an ambition for growth and the most important core value, delivering an excellent service to clients. “

Paul and Stephen have confirmed that announcements have been made to all Partners and staff at both firms where the news has been received very positively.

David Bradley, Non-Executive Chairman, said, “At a time when the landscape for the provision of legal services is changing faster than ever this merger focuses on the needs of clients and the desire of both firms to provide clients with a depth of resource, experience and expertise to better support the local business community.

The merged firm will operate from 1 October and a communication programme involving all clients of the two firms is underway.”


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