London and Kent practice Cripps is merging with Pemberton Greenish – a combination the firms say will create a top-70 firm with revenue of £45m.

Pemberton Greenish based in Central London, is known for its work for large property businesses and in private wealth.

According to the firms, the merger exploits a gap in the legal market and will allow them to provide the full range of skills across commercial, real estate and private client law.

Cripps Pemberton Greenish will have 465 lawyers and 66 partners

Gavin Tyler, managing partner of Cripps, said: ‘It has been a key strategic objective for a number of years to significantly develop our London business. By merging with Pemberton Greenish we will be able to take a joint step forward to deliver a broader, deeper, and even more personal service to all our clients.’

Kerry Glanville, senior partner of Pemberton Greenish, added: ‘We’re thrilled to join forces with Cripps. Our clients will benefit from our much-increased breadth of service and fully developed infrastructure that modern legal businesses require to be successful.’

Earlier this year Pemberton Greenish acted for the defendant in Adrian Howard Mundy v The Trustees of The Sloane Stanley Estate, a landmark Court of Appeal case  over the cost of extending a lease.