Morgan Cole and Blake Lapthorn to create £72m firm post July merger

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  • So why did Boyes Turner drop out then?

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  • Merger? Looks more like an acquisition to me. Once Blake Lapthorn have had a detailed look at Morgan Cole's books no doubt "rationalisations" will follow swiftly on...

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  • Interesting name for the merged firm. But Blake Morgan sounds rather more like a character in one of those American tv soaps, probably a blonde heiress with a permanent pout or a wayward brat who likes to race fast cars in Malibu, than a leading law firm.

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  • I agree, this is definitely a takeover (and the rationalisation will be very good grounds for off-loading those with a sense of entitlement).

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  • merger, schmerger........redundancies for Morgan Cole support staff announced 5 days before "merger" announcement....a coincidence or not.......how long before the rest of Morgan Cole faces a culling? any betting people out there?

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  • I expect Boyes Turner used some intelligence - there is no business case for merger here, just two mid-sized provincial firms thinking size equates to quality/prestige.

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  • Clearly a take over despite the pointless mish-mashing of names: it will keep those remaining in Morgan Cole afloat a bit longer post the last insurance teams leaving.

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  • This at least will allow Morgan Cole to off-load the overheads of their Oxford office, which will no doubt be welcome as the insurance revenue that ran the firm is gone.

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  • "Two mid-sized provincial firms thinking size equates to quality/prestige"? Nah, just two mid-sized provincial firms thinking size equates to survival. I hope the banks agree...

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  • ... yet another pointless (but low brow) take away/take over/mop up/rescue mission.

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