Harrison Drury has advised South East-based Ellison Solicitors in a merger deal to strengthen its presence in the Suffolk region.
The merger, with local Ipswich firm Blockslegal LLP, came into effect at the start of April 2020, and sees Ellisons expanding its expertise across a range of service offerings as well as gaining a second office in the town.
Harrison Drury’s mergers and acquisition team lead by associate solicitor Jack Stephenson, was appointed by Ellisons to advise on the merge. The two firms have maintained a longstanding professional partnership.
Jack said: “As specialists in professional services, Harrison Drury provided advice and background support to help Ellisons secure the deal. It’s always encouraging to engender the trust of another law firm and to act on its behalf in sensitive transactions. It’s a credit to our reputation in the sector and helps to forge professional and lasting relationships with other law firms across the UK.”
Guy Longhurst, managing partner at Ellisons, said: “We are delighted to announce our merger with Blocks Solicitors. Merging with such a reputable firm reflects Ellisons’ ethos of traditional values with modern, innovative working and we thank the hardworking team at Harrison Drury for making it possible.”
Tim Logan, solicitor and senior partner at Ellisons added: “We received a great service from Jack and his team, who secured an exchange of contracts for us during the complex acquisition of another local firm. At all times we found Jack and the Harrison Drury team attentive, helpful and very sound in providing legal advice.”
Ellisons offers a comprehensive range of services to both corporate and private clients across the South East including commercial and residential property, Dispute Resolution, private client services, Insurance Litigation, Employment and HR, Corporate and Commercial, Financial Advice, International Services.