A Black Country law firm is expanding into a new part of the West Midlands after completing its first acquisition since 2011.
QualitySolicitors Talbots has taken over Lumsdons’ Stourport office in a deal that will secure the jobs of all ten staff and builds on its existing presence in Kidderminster.
The acquisition accelerates the company’s desire to widen its geographic coverage into North Worcestershire.
Director Martyn Morgan said it will also strengthen its ability to offer residential, property and family law and, for the first time, gives it access to a dedicated personal injury team.
He said: “The acquisition will see Lumsdons become part of QualitySolicitors Talbots and marks the first time two practices from the QS brand have come together.
“There are lots of natural synergies between the two businesses and the transition into one organisation will be seamless for both sets of clients with access to even greater legal support in personal injury claims, family law and, importantly, business services.”
Quality Solicitors Talbots, which celebrates its 175th birthday in 2013, employs 170 people across its network of offices in Codsall, Dudley, Halesowen, Kidderminster, Stourbridge and Wolverhampton.
The acquisition is the latest in a series of exciting developments for the ambitious firm and comes just a few weeks after it invested £500,000 into the opening of its new Dudley office.
All of this has contributed to an eight per cent rise in annual turnover, to £6.5 million, in the 2013 financial year.
Lumsdon’s Keith Yates has moved to QualitySolicitors Talbots as part of the deal.
He said it had strengthened the offer.
He said: “The Stourport office will help it secure a greater presence in North Worcestershire and gives it the chance to talk to new clients about the other legal services it provides.
“I’m especially excited about being able to tap into the business services team, which is one of the biggest in the region and able to provide assistance with start-ups and support with regulatory issues, commercial contract and merger and acquisition activity.”