A Cardiff law firm which employs around 150 people in the capital has expanded into London with its latest acquisition.
Geldards LLP, which has a staff of around 150 in Cardiff, has acquired the business and assets of London-based niche public services practice TPP Law.
The deal is designed to strengthen Geldards’ national public services offering, servicing Government, local authorities, NHS bodies, educational institutions, as well as private sector service providers and charities active in public services markets.
Geldards’ chief executive, Jeff Pearson said; “The acquisition of TPP Law is part of our strategic plan to build on our existing strengths in public sector work and to expand this into a wider public services offering for both public authorities and the growing number of companies and charities active in public services markets.”
TPP Law’s managing director, Mark Johnson said: “The Government’s programme of public service reform is generating strong demand for legal services to create partnerships and new service models in education, local government and offender management services.
“Joining the Geldards team, with their national reach and substantial public sector expertise, will enable us to offer greater strength in depth to our public, private and third sector clients across England.
“We are very excited at the prospect of growing a new national powerhouse to serve the growing public services market.”
David Williams, Geldards’ chairman, said: “TPP Law’s specialist focus and London presence will help us to develop our client base in the South East and further build on our innovative partnership with Kent Legal Services under our Law:Public brand which won the Financial Times Innovation Award this year.”
Geldards will keep the trading name of TPP Law for an interim period.
Mark Johnson has become a partner in Geldards LLP and Owen Willcox and Peter Hill have joined as senior associates.