UK-listed Gordon Dadds has acquired rival Ince & Co for an estimated £34m, creating the UK’s largest listed legal firm by revenue.
The newly-merged outfit will be named Ince Gordon Dadds with a target for completion by 31 December.
Gordon Dadds has come under the spotlight recently, after it was hired by the Daily Telegraph to fight an injunction by Topshop boss Sir Philip Green. The tycoon had tried to stop the newspaper publishing allegations of racial abuse and sexual harassment against him.
Lord Hain, who last week named the businessman in the House of Lords, has been criticised for failing to declare he’s also a paid advisor to Gordon Dadds.