Lewis Silkin merges with niche practice

Lewis Silkin has acquired the niche publishing practice of Geoffrey Davies, who joins the firm with partner Simon Entwistle.

Davies set up the firm in 1991 after leaving Titmuss Sainer & Webb, where he was a partner for 14 years. The practice focuses on corporate and commercial work for publishing and design companies, and clients include Haymarket, Conran and Fitch.

Talks between Davies and 30-partner Lewis Silkin started at the beginning of the year. Davies says: “The success of our practice demanded greater levels of client support than could be provided by a two-man firm, which prompted the decision to seek a merger.

“Talks with Lewis Silkin showed that our firms practised a similar approach and placed the same level of importance on relationships.”

Lewis Silkin’s nine practice groups include advertising and marketing, and technology and communications, but the firm was previously without a dedicated publishing team.