In brief: Alsop Wilkinson in merger talks

City-based Lawrence Graham is in merger talks with national firm Alsop Wilkinson. If successful, the merger would create a firm with over 400 fee earners and 129 partners placing it 12th in size in The Lawyer Top 100 listing. Alsop Wilkinson was most recently in merger talks with the now-defunct Turner Kenneth Brown and latterly Nabarro Nathanson which took over TKB.