Solihull-based HCB Solicitors & Accountants has continued its growth by joining forces with Berry and Berry Law in Greater Manchester.

Berry and Berry Law is more than 100-years-old with two offices in Walkden and Whitefield staffed by a team of local solicitors and 14 staff. The move brings HCB’s office total to 23 throughout the UK, and strengthens its presence in the North West.

John Hytner, Berry and Berry’s senior partner, said: “We have always served the local community and have strong links to the locality, and today our client base stretches far beyond Greater Manchester.

“That makes Berry and Berry a perfect fit to the HCB network which already has a major foothold in the North West.

“We are sure that access to the legal and accountancy expertise of HCB will be of great benefit to our clients”.

Mike Gahan, chief executive of HCB, said: “Berry and Berry under the HCB banner will build on our considerable presence in and around Greater Manchester.

“Their knowledge of the communities where they are based and their specialist skills in both private and commercial law will be an asset to the HCB network.”