Ramsdens Solicitors has acquired Burn & Co Solicitors in York, as the firm plans for further growth to meet the increased demand for its services.
The deal makes Ramsdens one of the largest full practice law firms in Yorkshire.
Paul Joyce, managing partner at Ramsdens said of the acquisition: “We are delighted with this latest acquisition which strengthens our offering in the north Yorkshire legal market.
“Burn & Co was a long-standing, highly respected firm with two offices in York and Easingwold. This acquisition is part of the firm’s ongoing strategic growth plan and gives us the additional geographic coverage we’ve been looking to achieve as part of our plan.
“Like Ramsdens, the firm has a reputation for providing straight forward, results-driven advice and this deal will benefit both clients and staff. Together, we will work to ensure that the firm continues to achieve excellent financial performance and deliver strong growth.”
The deal immediately increases headcount at Ramsdens to 270 and the number of offices to 14 across Yorkshire offering businesses across the region access to a wider range of expertise, experience and a more comprehensive service.
Claire Rutter, managing director at Burn & Co, added: “The whole team at Burn and Co are delighted to be joining forces with Ramsdens. We are looking forward to continuing working with our valued clients in North Yorkshire whilst benefitting from the support and expertise of a much larger network.”
Burn & Co have been located in York since 1980, Burn & Co (Yorklaw Limited) is a private client and commercial practice specialising in conveyancing, wills and probate, family law, civil litigation, and commercial property.
David Bradley, chairman at Ramsdens, added: “This is a good match for our firm with culture and values very closely aligned and the complement of Burn & Co staff boosting expertise across departments will see Ramsdens continue to grow from strength to strength.
“The merged firm will operate from 23 March and a communication programme involving all clients of the two firms is underway.”