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Newbury commercial property firm Horsey Bomer has completed a merger with London and Oxford practice Halsey Lightly, creating a 14-partner firm.
The new firm is called Horsey Lightly and ironically, given the name, merger talks were sparked through a chance encounter at Newbury racecourse. Name partner John Horsey met Trevor Milne-Day, head of Halsey Lightly's Oxford office, in the members enclosure and merger talks began at the beginning of last year.
Horsey Bomer was looking for a London presence to service its clientele of national construction companies, while five-partner Halsey Lightly had been seeking a merger partner to ensure the future of the practice once the senior partners retired.
Partnership secretary David Stewart, who comes from the Horsey Bomer side of the merger, says: "From our point of view we are extremely pleased to get a really good location in London so that our clients do not have to make the journey down to us."