London firm Kingsley Napley has acquired a 10-lawyer employment practice in order to keep up with high demand, it announced today. 

Specialist employment firm Archon Solicitors will cease to operate as an independent practice from 30 September and its entire workforce will move into Kingsley Napley’s offices. Archon’s managing partner Corinne Aldridge will become head of the firm’s employment team, and will be accompanied by two partners, six associates and a consultant.

Kingsley Napley, which has not made an acquisition for around 25 years, said Archon’s focus on individual clients, as opposed to employers, made it a good fit for the firm.

Kingsley Napley managing partner Linda Woolley said: ‘This is a rare acquisition for Kingsley Napley and is testament to the strong cultural and practice fit between our firm and Archon. I am delighted Archon has agreed to come on-board, effectively doubling our employment law capability.’

Archon managing partner Corinne Aldridge added: ‘We are joining a talented team ripe for additional resource and the expertise that we offer. Moreover, Kingsley Napley’s wider platform will be of huge benefit to our existing and future clients.’