Acquisition opens up North West market for law firm

From left: Beswicks Legal senior partner Gary Mellor, Maddocks Clarke partner Nick Whitworth, Beswicks Legal managing partner Nick Phillips and Beswicks Legal commercial director Ryan Yates

Top tier Legal 500 firm Beswicks Legal has completed the acquisition of Altrincham-based Maddocks Clarke Solicitors, for an undisclosed sum, giving the Stoke-on-Trent firm an important presence in the North West.

The move enables Beswicks to support existing clients in the Cheshire and Manchester areas while growing its client base in the region.

Maddocks Clarke is a well respected firm that has its roots in Altrincham and the surrounding area going back more than 30 years.

It has an outstanding reputation for residential and commercial property, family law and wills and probate. The team will continue to be based at Fairbank House, Ashley Road, Altrincham, but will integrate to work as one firm.

Nick Whitworth will lead the team, supported by lawyers across all practice areas to provide a multi-disciplinary offering in Altrincham.

Beswicks Legal said it will maintain a strong focus on the needs of its clients in the Stoke-on-Trent area, but is excited to grow into a new market with a long standing and respected firm.

Nick Phillips, managing partner at Beswicks Legal, said: “We’re delighted to acquire the team from Maddocks Clarke.

“There is a natural synergy between both businesses. Just like the team at Beswicks, Maddocks Clarke boasts lawyers who have a depth of knowledge and are respected experts in their fields. We also enjoy a shared culture and belief in providing outstanding client care.

“I warmly welcome the Maddocks Clarke team into the Beswicks Legal fold.”

Nick Whitworth, partner at Maddocks Clarke, said: “The acquisition is great news for Maddocks Clarke clients – past, present and future – as they will have access to the same legal advisers that they know and trust, based in the same offices that are familiar to them, but we will be operating as part of a bigger, multi-disciplinary team which brings extensive expertise to support clients’ personal and business legal needs.”