What does Thrings and Okells FrancisLaw coming together mean for clients?

Read on for information about the benefits of the merger between two renowned firms.

You may have seen lots of news coverage recently of a merger that brings together Thrings with Okells FrancisLaw, a renowned and long-established firm of solicitors based in the Wye Valley.

We thought it might be useful to explain a little about this merger and what it means for clients of both firms.

At Thrings we are always looking for ways to build on the expertise, breadth of service and geographical coverage we offer our clients. Okells FrancisLaw has a strong presence in the Wye and Severn Valley regions, and the two firms coming together extends the reach of our existing Thrings teams based in Bath, Bristol, Swindon, London, and Romsey.

So, it makes perfect sense geographically – but it’s also a strong strategic fit, as our two firms have similar specialisms, a shared focus on acting as trusted advisors to clients and a commitment to providing excellent service built on strong relationships.

At Thrings we’re proud of our strength across a range of teams – including our Private Client team which supports individuals, and our Banking and Finance, Development of Land and Agriculture specialists who advise a range of successful and growing businesses.

For Agriculture, we are appointed by the National Farmers Union (NFU) to represent members in more counties than any other firm. Okells FrancisLaw, too, has an enviable reputation for providing specialist legal services to the farming community.

The merger enables the Okells FrancisLaw team to offer clients additional strength in planning, litigation, commercial and corporate matters drawn from across the wider Thrings firm – and the addition of services in planning and rural development, dispute resolution and employment forms a complete legal offering to the farming community, other rural businesses and people who live in the area.

At Thrings we are pleased to welcome our new colleagues as we continue to grow the firm’s national presence as a leading law firm – and especially excited for our clients, who will enjoy the benefits.

For regular updates from the combined teams, don’t forget to check our News and Blogs and follow Thrings on LinkedIn.


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