Nabarros brings Reading operation under one roof

Nabarro Nathanson's five-partner, 32-fee-earner Reading operation is to move under one roof into two floors of a town centre office block, The Anchorage, at the end of this year.

Nabarros acquired a Reading office from Turner Kenneth Brown which founded it in 1988. It has nearly doubled in size since May 1995 and has established a strong reputation for its work advising companies seeking to float on the Alternative Investment Market.

The new 12,000 sq ft office allows room for expansion. The Reading staff are currently spread over 9,000 sq ft in the two sites.

Reading managing partner Rosemary Martin-Jones said the practice had acquired some multinational inward investors to the Thames Valley region, but added that there was still room for growth.

“There is a great opportunity to expand our services to cover businesses in the region who appreciate good advice but who do not want to have to go to London to get it,” she said.

The Thames Valley, with its concentration of hi-tech companies, is increasingly seen as the UK's Silicon Valley and as a major source of legal work.

Two weeks ago, The Lawyer revealed that Osborne Clarke is planning to open an office in Reading, and in July, City firm Manches & Co strengthened its presence in the region by taking over Oxford firm Morrel Peel & Gamlen.