A new-breed law firm based on offering lawyers remote working has completed the acquisition of a niche entertainment practice.

Alternative business structure Excello Law has merged with specialist firm Jayes Collier, which is based at Ealing Studios in west London, to establish its sixth office in the UK.

Although its model is around lawyers working from wherever suits them, Excello says it has created office hubs to collaborate with colleagues, client meetings and for the provision of seminars or presentations.

Since it was founded in 2009, Excello has now grown to have more than 100 lawyers on its books. Mary Collier and Syd Buckeridge will join the firm as part of the acquisition of Jayes Collier.

George Bisnought, managing director of Excello, said: ‘This is an exciting development for Excello Law allowing us to position a respected entertainment sector brand within our business with Mary and Syd’s expertise complementing our existing specialists. 

‘It also rounds-up a strong start to 2020 in terms of new joiners to the firm as lawyers and teams increasingly look for greater flexibility and freedom to practise.’

Qualifying in 2007, Collier’s clients in the entertainment industry range from recording artists, producers and writers to record companies and TV channels. She also advises on commercial contracts and intellectual property. Buckeridge qualified as a solicitor in 2017 and is involved with litigation work supporting entertainment clients including songwriters and recording artists. 

Collier said of the merger: ‘We are able to continue providing our niche services, but now with all the support and enhanced benefits of being part of a larger, collaborative team. We’re really looking forward to growing the business and the opportunities this move will bring.’