Gordon Dadds LLP agreed to merge with Ince & Co


Adrian Biles and Peter Rogan

Gordon Dadds LLP and Ince & Co International LLP have approved the terms of a merger to create Ince Gordon Dadds LLP, the UK’s largest listed law firm. The parties are now engaged in the detailed contract negotiations and are aiming for completion by 31 December 2018.

Ince is one of the most respected names in the legal sector with an international reach and expertise in transport, trade, energy and infrastructure, and insurance. This move will see Gordon Dadds’ international presence grow to nine countries, significantly increasing our ability to offer high-quality services to our clients across the world.

Commenting on the merger, Adrian Biles (left), Gordon Dadds’ Managing Partner & CEO, said: “Ince is a highly successful and well-respected business with an iconic brand and I will be delighted to welcome our new colleagues to the Group.

“The merger will build upon the complementary strengths of the two firms in terms of industry expertise and range of services. Our management model will also allow Ince’s partners and fee earners to focus even more on providing market leading legal advice to a stellar client base.

“I’m very pleased that I will be supported in leading the combined firm by Peter Rogan and his colleagues at Ince.”

Peter Rogan (right), International Senior Partner of Ince, said: “This is an exciting day for us at Ince, with this cutting-edge deal being very much in line with our long-established strategy. I’m proud that the Ince name will continue and am very excited to be moving forward together as part of this innovative new structure with access to new capital allowing us to gain greater competitive advantage in the market.“

“This merger is good news as it enables us to extend our client offering and invest further in our people who provide the highest quality advice and service to clients in our chosen sectors and geographies.“

Ince Gordon Dadds will be part of the Gordon Dadds Group, a highly-profitable and fast-growing international legal and professional services group poised for ambitious growth as it delivers a full range of high-quality services to clients.