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Thames Valley proves fertile for Moore Blatch expansion

27th August 2013

Green shoots of economic recovery in the Thames Valley area are providing leading law firm Moore Blatch with the perfect platform for growth.

Partner Ed Whittington said the expansion of Moore Blatch in the Thames Valley means that companies in the region can access all of their legal requirements through one firm.

He said that since the introduction of the Legal Services Act, smaller firms with this breadth of services and experience are difficult to find, particularly in the more rural areas. “We find that clients like our service and the fact that we are happy to visit their premises – saving them valuable business time,’’ he said.

“The wide geographical spread of our offices in the south and in Richmond and the City of London together with key experts living in the Thames Valley is also providing companies with a comprehensive legal service at a time when demand is on the rise.’’

He said the firm’s non-business services such as wills and tax advice for individuals were also proving popular with clients looking to keep all legal advice under one roof. “We have the advantage of experts in both business and personal law within the team.’’

Ed said the signs of recovery are evident in a number of sectors from property through to mergers and acquisitions.

“The confidence we are seeing is across a number of sectors and this means that companies are looking for a varied range of legal services which is one of the reasons we are seeing growth in the region.’’

He said that examples of growth include a property investor who is looking at boosting his portfolio for the first time in several years and technology companies which have identified opportunities.

“Our presence in the Thames Valley means we can quickly and easily assemble the right team to work with companies,’’ said Ed. “This can be a combination from different departments with employment, property and company commercial among the most in demand.’’

Corporate lawyer David Bright said that recent reports on the economy are reflected in the Thames Valley and he is noticing a cautious optimism among clients. “We are finding companies see good opportunities for investing in businesses and for acquisitions at the moment.’’

He said that while technology firms are set to lead the recovery locally the optimism is not just confined to this sector. “It really is across the board which makes our increased presence in the Thames Valley perfectly timed.’’

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