Lincolnshire-wide law firm Sills & Betteridge has announced its merger with Skegness firm Frearsons in a deal which will see its staff numbers grow to more than 270.
The merger will allow both companies to benefit from widening their joint skill sets and services while developing sustainable plans for future growth. It will also offer new and existing clients ongoing peace of mind that all their legal requirements will be met by the experienced and friendly team at Sills & Betteridge.
Colin Seymour, senior partner at Freasons, said: “This is a great opportunity for Frearsons which will allow us to access an even wider range of services for our clients while still providing them with the service and people they know and trust. All our staff will remain and we will be staying in our current office - only our name will change. I’d like to reassure clients that all deeds, wills and documents will be transferred across to the new firm and they don’t need to do, or worry about, anything.”
He added: “Helen Fisher and myself will continue as partners within Sills and Betteridge so existing clients can feel safe in the knowledge that we will still be the people who will deal with your legal requirements going forward.”
Andrew Payne, senior partner at Sills & Betteridge, said: “This will further strengthen the services we can offer to both business and individual clients in and around the Skegness area and allow us to develop our plans for sustainable future growth in Lincolnshire.”
The staff at Frearsons, while delighted to be part of the future plans of the company, still mourn former colleague and well respected Skegness solicitor Peter Downing, who died in August before the merger was finalised.