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Laytons & Silverman Sherliker

We are delighted to announce that with effect from 1 August 2017, Silverman Sherliker has merged with Laytons.


The new firm will consist of 39 partners with 90 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. 


Chris Sherliker, founding partner of Silverman Sherliker LLP said:

“This is a very exciting opportunity for both firms. The merger presents a rare opportunity for both clients and colleagues alike to benefit from the combined client service offering and allows us to accelerate our own development plans by several years. The fit between the two firms is truly extraordinary from the point of view of both teams and specialisms. Each firm will immediately be able to capitalise on the strengths of the other enabling the clients of the enlarged firm to benefit from a wider range of skills, services and support.”


Ian Burman, London's managing partner of Laytons said:

"We welcome the arrival of Silverman Sherliker LLP. Their experience and knowledge will help to strengthen the range and depth of our expertise whilst complementing the services we provide to our clients. This is an exciting time for both firms whose synergies and cultures will enable us to achieve more.

I am also delighted to announce the arrival of our new construction law partner, Lawrence Bruce. Lawrence, an experienced construction, projects and commercial lawyer, advises the private and public sectors in the UK and overseas on property developments, infrastructure, power and energy projects, and commercial transactions." 



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What is happening?

Silverman Sherliker LLP is merging with Laytons Solicitors LLP.

All Silverman Sherliker LLP'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 much 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 Tuesday 1 August 2017.

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.