London law firm Gordon Dadds is in advanced talks to merge with international practice Ince & Co in an acquisition that would create the largest listed law firm in the UK, City A.M. can reveal.
The merger will create a business with a combined revenue of more than £114m and 14 offices across the world.
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.
Knights, Rosenblatt Solicitors, and Keystone have all gone public in the last three years.
The firm outlined plans for rapid expansion in its 2018 strategic report and the partnership with global company Ince & Co will drive growth.
In the last 12 months Gordon Dadds has acquired Thomas Simon solicitors, Metcalfes Solicitors and CW Energy, and opened an office in Hong Kong.