On 3 April 2018, Hertfordshire and London based SA Law merged with London boutique law firm Leigh Davis to create a 45 fee-earner strong firm. This is a merger of strengths, both firms being successful and their businesses both having bright outlooks. The combination of the two firms is about capitalising on and expanding business opportunities and creating benefits to clients.
Expanding business opportunity
For SA Law, the move builds on the success of its 2013 London office opening. Opportunities for the firm in the London market continue to grow exponentially and the addition of three partner-level consultants, two lawyers and two support staff as a result of this merger, will bring immediate benefits in ensuring the firm can capitalise on these opportunities and continue to strengthen its London presence.
For Leigh Davis, combining with SA Law means increasing the range of services it can offer its clients and also the opportunity to offload the management and regulatory burdens that can overwhelm firms of their size, freeing its lawyers to dedicate their time to clients.
Benefits to clients
The two firms share a common culture and style, particularly in terms of close working with their clients. Indeed it will be the clients of both firms who will be the biggest beneficiaries of their coming together: the merger both increases the range of services for some clients, and improves London access to the firm’s services for others.
SA Law Managing Partner Steve Ryan said:
“This is a merger of two like-minded, client-oriented law firms. Leigh Davis shares SA Law’s emphasis on community, as well as developing client relationships, with both firms performing a central role in the business and social circles within which they operate. The cultures of the two firms, and their approaches to winning business and servicing clients over the long term, are very much aligned. We are very excited about our joint future.”
Leigh Davis's Senior Partner Robin Leigh said:
“Like SA Law, our clients are at the centre of everything we do. So the opportunity to delegate our increasing management and regulatory burden by merging with a firm that has a bigger internal support structure, at the same time as expanding the range of services we will be able to offer our clients has great appeal. This is going to be an exciting next chapter for us and our clients.”