Three UK firms in talks to create top 40 combination

December 2, 2013 Roll On Friday reports that regional UK firms Blake Lapthorn, Morgan Cole and Boyes Turnerare in merger negotiations which - if successful - would create a top 40 law firm.

A combined firm would have revenues of £100 million, with over 450 lawyers and offices in Bristol, Cardiff, London, Oxford, Reading, Portsmouth, Southampton and Swansea.

Talks are at the preliminary stages, but a spokesperson for Morgan Cole confirmed that the firm "is holding discussions with Blake Lapthorn and Boyes Turner about what a merger between the three firms might achieve for clients and staff".

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