National law firm Reeds Solicitors LLP (Reeds) has acquired Bray & Bray’s (Bray) criminal law practice in Leicester.
The acquisition, which consists of two offices, marks the firm’s first steps into the Midlands and adds to its suite of offices across London, Thames Valley, the South East, South West, the North and Wales.
The Leicester team, lead by partner Mike Garvey, will continue to service its existing client base in criminal legal services, whilst also leveraging on Reeds’ extensive national coverage.
Reeds is one of the UK’s largest suppliers of legal aid services. It also acts for an increasing number of clients on a private basis offering services in criminal, family, mental health, court of protection and prison law as well as services in business law ranging from white-collar crime and health and safety law.
The new team brings the firm’s total headcount to over 170 fee earners and 240 staff.
Reeds’ managing partner Jan Matthews commented: 'This is an exciting new chapter for us all here at Reeds. With offices now in the Midlands, we intend to capitalise on our increasing national footprint and offer clients the very best service that they have come to expect from us. I would like to extend a very warm welcome to our new colleagues and look forward to working closely together into the new year.'
Pictured above: Leicester team