Top-100 firm DMH Stallard has announced it will merge with Sussex and London firm Rawlison Butler.

Regional outfit DMH Stallard, which has offices in London, Gatwick, Brighton and Guildford, had revenue of £25 million in 2016/17. Rawlison Butler, based in Crawley, Horsham and London, took in £5.5m.

Richard Pollins, managing partner at DMH Stallard, said he believed that the merger would be a ’game-changer’ for the 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,’ he said.  

Clive Lee, managing partner at Rawlison Butler, added: ’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.’

The merger will take effect from 1 September and the firm’s name will remain DMH Stallard. It will comprise over 70 partners and 350 total staff.