Monday 29 October 2018 10:43 am

Gordon Dadds agrees Ince merger to create UK's largest listed law firm


Gordon Dadds has agreed a merger with Ince to create the UK’s largest listed law firm.

Following the merger, which was revealed by City AM last month, the firm will have a combined revenue of more than £110m, with 100 partners and offices in nine countries.

The business, which will be renamed Ince Gordon Dadds, will be lead by Gordon Dadds chief executive Adrian Biles.

Biles said: “Ince is a highly successful and well-respected business with an iconic brand and I will be delighted to welcome our new colleagues to the group.

“The merger will build upon the complementary strengths of the two firms in terms of industry expertise and range of services. Our management model will also allow Ince’s partners and fee earners to focus even more on providing market leading legal advice to a stellar client base.

“I’m very pleased that I will be supported in leading the combined firm by Peter Rogan and his colleagues at Ince.”

Ince board chairman Peter Rogan added: “I’m proud that the Ince name will continue and am very excited to be moving forward together as part of this innovative new structure with access to new capital allowing us to gain greater competitive advantage in the market.“

“This merger is good news as it enables us to extend our client offering and invest further in our people who provide the highest quality advice and service to clients in our chosen sectors and geographies.“

Gordon Dadds floated on the London Stock Exchange last year, becoming the second law firm in the country to challenge the traditional partnership model and go public.

City law firm Gateley was the first to float in 2015, kicking off a trend that has seen five UK practices launch Initial Public Offerings.