Lattey & Dawe merge with Laytons LLP

We are delighted to announce that with effect from 1 April 2019, Lattey & Dawe has merged with Laytons LLP. The Firm will consist of 50 Partners and a total of over 100 lawyers spread across three offices in London, Manchester and Guildford. The combined firm will offer its clients a broader range of specialist legal services and stronger representation nationally and internationally. 

The new firm will operate under the Laytons LLP brand from its offices at 2 More London Riverside, London Bridge. Your existing partner and lawyer contacts will remain unaffected and the day-to-day conduct of your work will continue unchanged. 

Vinit Patel, partner at Lattey & Dawe said:

“Everyone at L&D is delighted with the merger with Laytons. L&D takes pride in providing a personal service with our solid experience for the full spectrum of clients ranging from international banks to private individuals. The merger will combine our respective resources of both personnel and expertise to enable us to provide a dedicated service to all our clients in a wide range of fields.”

John Gavan, Laytons’ Chairman said:

“I am delighted to see our two firms come together, to build on our mutual strengths, to add additional skills and resources, and to serve our key purpose of continuing to provide an excellent service to our clients. All of our partners and colleagues are excited by the opportunities which our new combined organisation will open up.“

Ian Burman, London's Managing Partner of Laytons LLP said:

“Lattey and Dawe’s focus on building long term, lasting relationships with clients resonates with our values.  As do their dedicated and experienced solicitors, who offer a wide range of legal services for both business and personal affairs within a framework of sound commercial expertise. We look forward to working together.

I am also delighted to announce the arrival of new corporate partner, Johnathan Rees. With considerable experience of advising management teams and investee companies on a broad range of private equity and venture capital transactions, Johnathan will be a real asset to the team.”


What is happening?

Lattey & Dawe is merging with Laytons LLP. All Lattey & Dawe’s partners and lawyers will be moving to Laytons' flagship offices at More London, opposite City Hall, a short walk from London Bridge Station.

All existing departments of both firms will merge to provide a stronger client offering.

Why is the merger happening?

Both firms have found a natural synergy in their ethos and their working practices and consider that a merger will benefit both firms in offering an enhanced service and to meet the challenges of the changing legal landscape.

When will the merger take place?

The two firms will officially merge on Monday 1 April 2019.

How will this benefit me as a client?

You will keep your existing partner and lawyer contacts within the new firm and you will additionally have access to a broader and deeper expertise across a wider range of legal specialisms.

The firm will have a national presence with offices in Manchester and Guildford as well as its flagship office in London.