Sheffield based SSB Law and Macclesfield Solicitors Imperium Law are set to merge in the coming months, creating a c. £5 million turnover practice with two officers and fifty staff.
The merger was announced by SSB Law Managing Partner Jeremy Brooke:
"I have personally known Phil for nearly 20 years, having worked together in the past and it was clear from our early discussions that there was a great fit between the two firms. We both have strong reputations in jury and medical negligence claims combined with a real focus on using efficient processes to benefit clients.
The joining of the two businesses strengthens our position in the personal injury sector significantly, at a time when many practices have moved away from this area of law due to external changes in the market."
Both offices will retain their existing names and branding, operating as part of the newly formed SSB Group which also include SSB Financial Services and SSB Compliance.
Philip Jackson, Director at Imperium Law Solicitors commented: "The merging of the two firms wsill enable us to take advantage of opportunities smaller firms are often excluded from, whilst expanding the range of services we are able to offer, such as probate and matrimonial advice"
The group plan to invest further in marketing, technology and they are considering further opportunities by way of acquisition, having already attracted interest from significant international investment funds.
"There's a level of scale required to be successful in the personal injury market now and we have held discussion with a number of parties about ways we can work together in the future, be that through acquisition or strategic partnerships" said Jeremy.