South West Wales law firm, JCP Solicitors, has announced a merger with specialist firm Glamorgan Law, in a move that is set to create the largest law firm with offices solely in Wales.
JCP Solicitors has already positioned itself as one of the most highly regarded legal businesses in the region, with established offices in Swansea, Carmarthen and throughout Pembrokeshire.
The coming together of the two businesses will see JCP Solicitors extend its geographical reach throughout South East Wales, by investing in Glamorgan Law’s existing offices in Caerphilly, Cardiff, Cowbridge and Pontypridd. All Partners and employees of Glamorgan Law who are currently based at those offices will remain within the merged company.
Glamorgan Law brings with it 8 Directors and 50 additional members of staff, with Senior Partners Peter Davies and Richard Beech taking up business ownership in JCP. The newly merged law firm will have a turnover in excess of £10 million and it is projected that this merger will make it one of the *top 200 law firms in the UK.
JCP Director and CEO, Hayley Davies, said: “We are very pleased to announce the continued expansion of JCP Solicitors via our merger with Glamorgan Law.
“Growth has always been our strategy, but the hallmark of all of our mergers has been to ensure that any new alliance completely emulates the JCP ethos, culture and client offering.
“This merger sees us broaden into a new area geographically but we will continue to retain and nurture the strong community ties to all the areas in which we operate. The very strong personal relationships that we enjoy with our clients throughout South and West Wales are important to us.
“Our business has always had a focus on developing people and ensuring we are prepared for succession at all levels. This merger creates opportunities for further career progression for team members at both JCP Solicitors and Glamorgan Law."
Peter Davies, Senior Partner at Glamorgan Law, and soon to be Business Owner of the merged firm, said: “This is a very pleasing progression for Glamorgan Law and we are delighted to be merging with a company we have so much respect for.
“Both Glamorgan Law and JCP Solicitors bring much legal expertise and experience to the table, as well as a real respect for the legal profession, and for the way diligent and dedicated legal practitioners can be a real force for good in their locality.
“I am confident that this merger marks the beginning of a new era for us as a business and I and my colleagues look forward to offering an enhanced range of services to our clients.”
JCP Solicitors and Glamorgan Law will merge on 25 April 2017.
*Projection based upon the criteria of the Lawyer Magazine’s Top 200 list 2016.