Weightmans expanding through merger
Weightmans announced that it has entered formal merger negotiations with Leeds firm Ford & Warren. The merger would see Weightmans expand into Leeds, adding an office to its current stable of eight offices in the UK.
Once completed, the merger would bring turnover at the firm close to £100m. No change in management will occur and the firm will continue to operate as Weightmans. The newly combined firm would have more than 1,400 people working, of whom 187 would be partners.
In 2013, Weightmans opened a practice in Glasgow by hiring a team from Scottish firm Semple Fraser, after it entered administration. Thereafter, the firm added three partners to expand that office.
The deal is expected to be completed in July.