Acquisition deal creates 60-strong law firm

A West Yorkshire law firm has been acquired by a Leicestershire-based practice, paving the way for future expansion.

Castle-Donnington-based WLR Law has purchased commercial, media, and sports law expert Front Row Legal (FRL) – based on Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds – for an undisclosed fee.

Claire Dibb, WLR group CFO, is a well-known figure in the regional legal market, and has worked with several legal firms in Yorkshire and across the UK, providing commercial financial management & CFO leadership to both SME & corporate clients.

She will be part of the senior management team, to help drive future growth.

Richard Cramer, FRL managing director, said: “This seamless integration of our expertise and resources is a remarkable opportunity to elevate our client offerings and tap into WLR Law’s vast resources.

“I’m thrilled to embark on this journey which will set new benchmarks for legal services in our focused sectors – further refining our approach to meet the evolving needs of our clients with even greater precision and care.

“The new combined workforce will be around 60 – greatly enhancing the scope of services we can offer.

“We’re always looking to recruit quality professionals, and I’m confident this acquisition is just the start of an ongoing expansion plan to create additional jobs in the coming years.”

Martin Collins, WLR Law principal MD and board director, added: “This merger is a celebration of shared values and our unwavering commitment to client success.

“Together we’re perfectly poised to drive further innovation in the way legal advice is delivered, improving the impact and accessibility for our clients.”

Click here to sign up to receive our new South West business news...