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Yorkshire-based Gordons Cranswick is merging with Bradford firm Sugden Spencer to create a 33-partner firm
The merger will become effective on 1 January 2003.
Sugden Spencer's operation, which comprises partners Tony Emmott, Bill Hudson, Alyson McGowan and an assistant, will move into Gordons Cranswick's Bradford office. They will trade as Gordons Cranswick.
Gordons Cranswick executive partner Paul Ayre said the two firms share similar values and commitments to clients. "Sugden Spencer will also bring excellent clients, to whom we can offer a wide range of services," he commented.
Hudson said: "Under the new structure, we'll continue to provide the quality, value for money and highly personalised legal advice we're known for, and at the same time have the added resource of a substantial team able to assist where necessary."
The announcement comes a little after the second anniversary of the creation of Gordons Cranswick following the merger between Gordons Wright & Wright and Cranswick Watson.
Gordons Cranswick, which focuses on commercial and private client work, has also hired Rachel Tunnicliffe, head of tax and trust in Addleshaw Booth & Co's Leeds office. Tunnicliffe joined last week as a partner to lead the tax and trust team.