Carpenters buys West Sussex firm
A provider of claims and legal services to the insurance industry has acquired a law firm with offices in Sussex and London as part of its plan to widen its geographic footprint.
Carpenters, based in Wirral, is to acquire specialist claimant, defendant and costs solicitors' firm DB Legal which will bolster its expanding defendant arm.
Dean Bartlett, founder of DB Legal, will take up a senior position at Carpenters and all staff are to transfer over as part of the acquisition.
Carpenters' chief executive Ian Finlayson said: "I'm delighted that we have completed this deal, which demonstrates our financial strength, commitment to growth, and will enable us to offer an even better service to clients."
Dean Bartlett added: "Carpenters share our focus on ensuring we deliver the very best service to all of our private and insurance clients. This is a positive deal for all concerned and together we will have a very strong offering indeed to help us achieve our aim of being the leading provider in this sector."
Carpenters, which was founded in 1994, is also planning to open a Glasgow office at the start of 2015 as it expands its geographic coverage.