A niche Birmingham law firm has joined up with West Midlands practice Harrison Clark Rickerbys.

Edgbaston-based K&M Family Law is a partnership between Kevin Harris-James and Michael Vale and is known for its experience in complex family and relationship issues and disputes.

In addition to his family law experience, Mr Harris-James also acts for professional football clubs and players as an approved solicitor with the Football Association.

The new-look practice will trade in Birmingham as Harrison Clark Rickerbys incorporating K&M Family Law and its family and divorce law team now comprises 22 partners and solicitors.

Worcester-headquartered Harrison Clark Rickerbys has 350 staff and offices in Cheltenham, Hereford, Ross-on-Wye and Reading.

Head of private client services Dawn Oliver said: "We are delighted that Kevin and Michael have joined forces with Harrison Clark Rickerbys to further cement our status as one of the leading family law teams in the country.

"Choosing a divorce lawyer is a highly personal experience and the combined range of services and breadth of experience that we offer, together with the number of highly experienced solicitors in the team, provides our clients with unparalleled choice and service.

"Our combined private client teams offer an exceptional range of services for individuals and we see this merger as bolstering and expanding the breadth and depth of service we are able to offer."