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Weightmans advises Hentons on merger as part of multi-million pound expansion plan

Multi-disciplinary team at Weightmans secures results for Leeds business

A corporate team at national law firm Weightmans has advised Leeds chartered accountants Hentons on its strategic merger with York and Thirsk-based Forster Scott & Co as part of a multi-million pound expansion plan.

Hentons’ position throughout Yorkshire and beyond has been strengthened by the acquisition of the accountancy practice with  110 years of history.

The Weightmans team advised Hentons on all legal aspects of the deal and was led by Haroon Younis (Corporate), with support from Jack Farrer (Corporate), Nigel Price (Real Estate) and Chris Bailey-Gibbs (Employment, Pensions and Immigration).

The deal grows Hentons’ turnover by a significant amount and expands its workforce to more than 80 staff across its various offices in Yorkshire.

Nadeem Ahmed, Managing Partner at Hentons said:

“Our entrepreneurial approach to business over the last few years has led to fantastic results and growth across the board, and we needed advisors that not only understood our drive for commerciality, but operated in the same way. The team at Weightmans were passionate about our business, provided intuitive, high quality legal advice and demonstrated clear focus on delivering the outcome which benefited everyone involved.”

Haroon Younis, Corporate Associate who led on the deal for Weightmans added:

“Hentons is a forward thinking and ambitious business with an impressive track record for growth, and it was a pleasure to work on this deal which will see it grow even further. We wish all involved the best of luck and look forward to working closely with the firm again in the future.”

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