Law firms in ‘exciting’ merger

EMW has merged with Northampton-based SP Law in a deal that see the former return to Northampton after a 16-year absence.

SP Law advises commercial and private clients on a range of legal services, from family law and personal injury through to employment law and commercial litigation. The firm, which merged with Martin Adams & McColl in 2012, was founded by Hassan Shah and Sundip Patel.

EMW is a full-service law firm with offices in Milton Keynes, London, Gatwick and Brighton, and works with both UK and international clients. It recently secured B Corp certification.

James Geary, managing partner at EMW, said: “We’re pleased to be able to announce the merger with SP Law, which will see the firm’s return to Northampton, where it launched back in 1992. Whilst the Northamptonshire market has served us well despite our absence, we recognise that a physical presence in the county will increase our opportunities.

“The deal will allow us to accelerate growth, build market share and ensure we’re investing in innovation and attracting the very best talent. Hassan and Sundip have built a well-established and highly respected firm with the same values and ethos as ours, and we look forward to working together to deliver on our shared ambitions.”

Hassan Shah, director at SP Law, said: “Sundip and I have our roots in Northampton and together with our wonderful team, have been privileged to serve our local community over the past 19 or so years.

“Our recent move to 8 Spencer Parade was part of our strategy to support the town centre.

“We are confident that the return of EMW to Northampton will be great for the town – it is also a clear signal that Northampton has a thriving and dynamic business community and is a place worthy of investment. We look forward to this exciting new chapter for both firms.”