National firm DWF has announced plans to merge with Scottish firm Biggart Baillie from next month.
The business law firm, which last week topped the £100m turnover mark for the first time, will add to its 10 existing offices with further bases in Glasgow and Edinburgh. The move is the latest in a series of Anglo-Scottish deals concluded this year.
Andrew Leatherland, managing partner at DWF, said: 'We have ambitious growth plans and are always looking for ways to enhance our offering for clients and strengthen our UK-wide presence.
'Similarly, Biggart Baillie was keen to continue to expand and provide increased services for its growing client base outside of Scotland.’
Last week, DWF announced 24% growth in revenues for the 2011/12 financial year and profit per equity partner of £415,000. This was achieved in a year that saw the firm complete a merger with Newcastle firm Crutes and open a new office in Birmingham to support its financial services, insurance and real estate sectors.
DWF has 1,552 staff and Biggart Baillie has 222, so the total will be 1,774. There are no plans to make any cuts or additions.