Reading-headquartered firm Pitmans has vowed to double the size of its London office as it takes over a three-partner private client firm.

Managing ;partner Christopher Avery said he wants to increase the size of the London office from 15 fee-earners to 30 as soon as possible.

The firm has recently taken on a new 6,000sq ft premises, which Avery aims to fill.

“We have huge growth plans for our firmly established London office,” said Avery. “We’re constantly interviewing to expand it ;and ;to ;meet ;client demands.”

Pitmans has recently merged with London firms Wycombe Hurd & Co and MJ Consultants.