Alexandrina le Clezio, Monckton's chambers director, says: "We are commencing talks with 4-5 Gray's Inn Square with a view to implementing a full merger. Full discussions between members of chambers are taking place and we expect to make a full announcement in three weeks."
Chambers director at 4-5 Gray's Inn Tony Wells says: "There were informal soundings taking place before Cherie [Booth's} announcement. We are now seriously examining the feasibility of merging."
Full details in The Lawyer on Monday