Clifton Ingram LLP Solicitors acquires Ratcliffe Duce & Gammer LLP
12 May, 2014
As part of its on-going expansion strategy, Clifton Ingram LLP solicitors have finalised the terms of its acquisition of Ratcliffe Duce & Gammer LLP solicitors with effect from 1 June 2014.
The agreement sees Ratcliffe Duce & Gammer’s family, private client, employment, litigation, medical negligence, commercial and residential property teams join Clifton Ingram, bringing overall headcount to approx. 100. The combined business will operate under the Clifton Ingram LLP solicitors name and operate for the firm’s existing Reading and Wokingham offices.
Commenting on the acquisition, Clifton Ingram’s Managing Partner Tim Read said: “This acquisition enables us to increase the breadth and depth of several of our core practice areas, by joining with a firm which has a similar culture and service ethic to our own. The on-going development of our Reading and Wokingham offices is a key part of our strategic plan and the acquisition of Ratcliffe Duce & Gammer will further strengthen our growth, which this year has led to an increase in firm wide turnover of over 8%, far outperforming the sector average”.
“Following this acquisition, the next step in our plan is to build on the success of our private client practice by making some significant lateral hires into our Company & Commercial department as we continue to look for opportunities to increase the strength of our client offering.”
Robert Watts, Senior Partner of Ratcliffe Duce & Gammer, said: “We are very pleased to be joining Clifton Ingram Solicitors, as it offers an excellent opportunity to offer our clients an expanded capability across all our complementary teams. The move will also bring substantial operational benefits that will again allow us to enhance our service.”