Blake Lapthorn drops ‘Tarlo Lyons’ name

Blake Lapthorn Tarlo Lyons has dropped the ‘Tarlo Lyons’ from its title two years after merging with the London-based firm.

Blake Lapthorn Linnell combined with Tarlo Lyons in December 2006 to create one of the largest firms in the South East. Managing partner Walter Cha said: “Historically on the south coast we’ve been known as Blake Lapthorn for a long time, so it seems right to return to the name.”

The firm has also launched its new office in Southampton, uniting the 350 lawyers previously in Fareham and the old Southampton office under one roof. Cha added: “This is undoubtedly a significant period in the firm’s development.”