EHL Group, best known for their 119 year old law firm Edward Hands & Lewis Solicitors has successfully acquired three-branch Nottinghamshire-based legal firm Sheltons Solicitors.
The merger with EHL was officially signed and completed on Wednesday 28th September and all of Sheltons Solicitors’ 26 staff and five partners have joined EHL.
Sheltons Solicitors delivers both private client and commercial support to the Nottinghamshire marketplace and surrounding areas with a wide range of services from Wills, probate & family matters through to commercial property and asset protection.
The firm was originally founded in 1934 by Yorkshire man Edward Leslie Robson and saw George Shelton join the practice in the 1950’s. Over the last 82 years, Sheltons has evolved and grown to 3 branches in Bulwell, Carlton and Hucknall and boosts EHL’s legal branches up to 17 with 16 of these being local branches and the EHL Commercial Law centre based in the heart of Leicester on ST Margaret’s Street at the end of the Abbey Lane.
EHL Group’s managing director Jason Hathaway said: “Sheltons Solicitors has excellent, top quality legal specialists with expertise that will complement our existing teams and sector expertise and help us secure new clients.”
Jason added that the merger “significantly offers benefits and opportunities for both firms, our people and our clients”.
Paul Stubbs, EHL’s Northern regional director said: “This union gives us the resources, geographic reach and scale to support our rapidly increasing client base and EHL’s innovative approach makes the acquisition a solid cultural fit for our staff.”
Edward Hands & Lewis Solicitors earlier this year was highlighted one of the 20 fastest growing firms in the UK with a predicted turnover of £7m this year.