A milestone for newly crowned heavyweight
1 May marks a milestone for more than 1,000 staff at Weightmans
LLP as they embark on a new financial year as a UK top 40 law
As the merger with Mace & Jones formally takes effect, 160
partners, fee earners and support staff join forces with their new
colleagues under the Weightmans brand.
Patrick Gaul, managing partner of
“Today we move forward as a single entity with more than 1,000
people representing the Weightmans brand.
“Our merger with Mace & Jones will contribute significantly
to the range of commercial services we offer to clients across the
“In total we have welcomed 160 new people to the firm, including
an entire private client division which is led by top tier family
“Everyone is committed to a shared philosophy of delivering
results for our clients and success for our people. It is under
those values that we now embark on a new financial year.”
John Schorah, partner and head of
Weightmans’ Commercial business line, said:
“This is truly transformational for many parts of Weightmans’
Commercial practice and we are combining with some really talented
“There is no doubt that Weightmans is now one of the country’s
leading employment practices with really strong offerings in
corporate, dispute resolution and real estate for our clients..
“ Adding to our specialist Regulatory Services we now have an
exciting dedicated Construction offering .”
“I am also delighted the firm is adding a leading Family Law
practice to our services as well as private client”.
On 1 April, Weightmans acquired the insurance practice of
Vizards Wyeth.The firm now has offices in Birmingham, Dartford,
Knutsford, Leicester, Liverpool, London and Manchester.