Leading law firm Biscoes Solicitors is delighted to announce that it has completed its planned mergers with two local practices today 1st February 2018.

The merger partners are Gurney-Champion Solicitors, a small, family-owned firm that has served private and commercial clients in Southsea for more than 70 years; and Heyes Samuel Solicitors, a boutique firm established in 1995 in Ryde on the Isle of Wight, specialising in personal injury and clinical negligence claims, and family and children law cases.

Biscoes Solicitors is one of the region’s leading law firms. As well as its headquarters in Portsmouth, Biscoes has offices in Gosport, Petersfield, Portchester, Waterlooville and Wickham. The merger gives business clients, individual clients and members of the Armed Forces community access to a complete range of legal services across a wider geographical area.

This double merger marks another important strategic development for Biscoes Solicitors. In 2016, it successfully merged with Fareham-based commercial law firm Graeme Quar & Co to provide specialist legal services for business clients.

“We’re delighted to have our colleagues from Gurney-Champion and Heyes Samuel as part of the Biscoes team,” says Managing Director, Alison Lee. “As well as bringing fresh talent and new expertise into our organisation, these mergers allow us to work with businesses and individuals in Southsea and on the Isle of Wight, who may have previously been outside our network of local offices. This move will bring real benefits to existing clients of all three firms.

We are especially pleased to have as part of the Biscoes offering, an office in Ryde, Isle of Wight that will be staffed by people who live on and love the Island, where we can now offer a greater range of legal services, including Immigration and fertility law advice, to Island inhabitants than they had been able to easily access in the past from the existing Island firms.”

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