DMH Stallard merges with Rawlinson Butler

Top 100 law firm DMH Stallard and regional law firm Rawlison Butler are joining forces. The combined firms will be known as DMH Stallard, with 70 partners and a combined turnover of £30 million.


UK law firm Rawlison Butler is known for its real estate, private client and business law practices and has offices in Crawley, Horsham and London with a turnover of £5.5m. Richard Pollins, managing partner of DMH Stallard, said: 'We believe that this merger will be a game-changer for DMH Stallard and Rawlison Butler in the Gatwick Diamond, and will realise a key strategic ambition for both firms. By adding the first class expertise and experience that Rawlison Butler boasts, particularly within their real estate, private client and business law teams, the merged firm will become the stand-out law firm for quality work and clients, working with businesses and individuals across the region – as well as in London and internationally.'  

Legal powerhouse

The merger is the largest for DMH Stallard since DMH merged with Stallard in 2005.  More recently, DMH Stallard completed two mergers in 2015, first with Guildford law firm AWB Partnership and then Ross & Craig Solicitors in London.Clive Lee, managing partner of Rawlison Butler, said:'We believe a merger with DMH will be excellent news for Rawlison Butler and its clients, enabling us to offer a wider range of services and building on the depth of expertise already provided. We share their drive to deliver excellent client service in the mid-market and, like them, we have many of the top lawyers regionally.  This merger will create a new legal powerhouse in the region with its core in the Gatwick Diamond. That is very exciting for all our people and I’m sure will be well received by the clients of both firms and the market generally.'   

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