Merger makes Gloucestershire law firm part of growing regional giant

A long-established solicitors with offices in Gloucestershire and the Wye Valley has merged with UK Top 100 law firm Thrings.

By Andrew Merrell  |  Published
Simon Holdsworth, managing partner at Thrings, said the addition of Okells FrancisLaw was good news for its clients and businesses in the area.

Long-established law firm Okells FrancisLaw, which has offices in Gloucestershire, has become part of UK Top 100 law firm Thrings.

Thrings said the merger ‘adds strength and breadth’ to its legal services for agriculture, businesses and rural communities.

Okells FrancisLaw serves the Forest of Dean, the Severn and Wye Valleys, Herefordshire and the Welsh border areas.

Simon Holdsworth, managing partner at Thrings, said: ‘As Thrings continues to grow its national presence, we are excited to see the benefits this will bring farmers, landowners, rural businesses and private individuals in Herefordshire, the Severn and Wye Valleys and Welsh borders, that will continue to be served by the specialists at Okells FrancisLaw with the added benefit of access to the full range of services we are proud to provide.’

Okells FrancisLaw was established in 1904 by George Okell. As well as agriculture and private client services, it offers a range of practice areas including employment law and conveyancing.

Thrings is recognised as a top-tier law firm by independent legal directories Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500. It has 42 partners and more than 250 staff across five regional offices.

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