Schofield Sweeney plan for growth after Armitage Sykes merger

Leeds and Bradford-based firm, Schofield Sweeney, are aiming to grow their customer base yet further after merging with Huddersfield-based, Armitage Sykes.

According to the firms, this now creates a legal firm of 150 people with combined revenues of over £10 million.

Armitage Sykes traces its roots back to 1751 but will be rebranded in 2016 under the Schofield Sweeney name.

Chris Schofield, Chairman at Schofield Sweeney said: “Both firms bring a depth of talent that together will consolidate our position in the region and create a strong platform for growth.

“The firms have complementary skill sets and client bases. It is a great fit for both firms, and under the Schofield Sweeney banner, we can build on strong client bases to expand in the region.”

Shareholding directors at Armitage Sykes will join Schofield Sweeney as partners, and its managing director, Rob Kelly, will join Schofield Sweeney’s board.

Rob Kelly, Managing Director of Armitage Sykes said: “This merger will create the most significant business law firm in Huddersfield and one of the largest private client teams in Yorkshire and brings a depth of commercial expertise to Huddersfield that sets us apart. It will bring huge benefit to the town and local area.”

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