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MERGER STRENGTHENS HCR AND SPRECHER GRIER
The merger, which completed today, of law firms Harrison Clark Rickerbys (HCR) and Sprecher Grier brings growth in the London market for one and a broader range of services for the other – HCR is a full service firm with eight offices across the country and Sprecher Grier has a significant restructuring and insolvency (R&I) presence in London.
The move brings former colleagues back together – Sam Payne, head of HCR’s R&I team, worked with many of the London firm’s team several years ago, especially partner Daniel Sejas. Sam will lead the merged firm’s R&I practice, and Daniel will lead the London restructuring & insolvency practice.
Sam said: “This merger will significantly boost the continued growth of HCR’s London office and bring together two firms with excellent reputations, Sprecher Grier in the capital and HCR nationally. HCR’s London team will move into Sprecher Grier’s existing offices off Bishopsgate. For HCR, relocating into the City provides a great base for future development, giving critical mass to our offering in the capital across all services and sectors.
Daniel said: “From Sprecher Grier’s perspective, this will enable us to continue to offer our clients our impeccable legal services, significantly strengthen the combined firms’ restructuring & insolvency offering, and also enable us to offer our clients first rate additional legal services in other areas of law needed by national and international businesses.” Sprecher Grier has a leading R&I practice, headed by Daniel, who is a tier 1 ranked leader in insolvency, ably supported by his business partner Nick Hughes and a sizeable team.
Harrison Clark Rickerbys has more than 500 employees and partners based at offices in Worcester, Cheltenham, Birmingham, Hereford, the Wye Valley, the Thames Valley, Cambridge and central London, who provide a complete spectrum of legal services to both business and private clients, regionally and nationwide. The firm also has a number of award winning teams specialising in individual market sectors, including health and social care, education, advanced manufacturing, agricultural and rural affairs, defence, security and the forces, and construction.