Merger gifts leading PI firm a commercial arm

Professional indemnity firm Plexus Law is to merge with commercial solicitors Gaston Whybrew (GW) at the end of this month.

The newly-created firm will retain the name Plexus Law and remain part of umbrella organisation Parabis Group, with the GW’s Colchester office being incorporated into the practice.

Plexus’ current managing partner Tim Oliver will remain in post, while GW’s equity partners, Richard Whybrew, Keith Gaston, Tim Francis and Darshan Edwards stay as salaried partners. All of GW’s staff will also keep their jobs when the incorporation completes on 31 January.

Whybrew from GW believes the merger is the best way forward for the partners and associated at his firm. “It’s ideal strategic fit that will continue to provide our clients with a service that is second to none as well as a joint platform for future growth,” he said.

Oliver, Plexus’ managing partner, sees the merger as the first step in turning his firm into the UK’s leading specialist professional indemnity and large loss legal practice.

He added: “The accumulated skills and experience achieved by this merger will build on our reputation in this regard as well as further evidencing our commitment to supporting clients needs in a challenging and rapidly evolving marketplace.”