Cripps Harries Hall and Vertex Law merger creates enlarged regional powerhouse
Cripps Harries Hall and Vertex Law are pleased to confirm the completion of their merger. The merged firm boasts over 300 people including forty-six partners and operates across two locations in Kent, Tunbridge Wells and Kings Hill, as well as in London.
Managing Partner for the merged firm, Gavin Tyler, commented, “Our merged firm now reaches over two thirds of the Kent market. Vertex Law has been the perfect complement for us, doubling the size of our corporate and commercial practice – clients are already benefiting from the synergies produced by the merger. We’re looking forward to building one of the best regional law firms, offering clients the best possible service and drawing on the best legal expertise”.
“We believe this is a game changer,” said Vertex Partner James Beatton. “The merged firm will have a leading position in the Kent marketplace as well as an increased reach across London and the south-east offering a cost effective legal service to all types of business regionally and in the national marketplace."
The Legal 500 2013 rankings reconfirm the firm’s position as a recognised 'regional heavyweight' in the south-east. This year’s rankings show the firm maintaining its top tier ranking in seven practice areas: agriculture & estates; commercial property; contentious trusts & probate; employment; local government; personal tax, trust & probate, and property litigation. It is recommended across a further sixteen areas, ranking highly in corporate & commercial, charities, media & entertainment, planning and professional negligence as well as for an additional five practice areas in London.
The 2013 edition of Chambers UK (the authoritative national guide to lawyers and law firms) gives the merged firm top rankings in seventeen different categories which confirms the two parties clear ability to provide clients an exceptional breadth and depth of expertise.