UK firm Mills & Reeve has revealed that it has merged with London-based Maxwell Winward, creating a practice with a combined turnover of £93m.

After the merger, which will take effect from 1 June, the firm will be known as Mills & Reeve and staff from Maxwell Winward will be based at offices in Monument Street, London. 

Maxwell Winward was created in 2007 following a merger between Maxwell Batley and Winward Fearon. It is known for its real estate, surety, projects and construction practices.

Nationally, Mills & Reeve will have 116 partners and nearly 1,000 staff operating from six offices in Birmingham, Cambridge, Leeds, London, Manchester and Norwich. Based on both firms’ combined turnover it would be placed just outside the top 40.

Justin Ripman, Mills & Reeve senior partner, said: ‘This merger will enable us to substantially grow our presence in the City. It helps realise a key aim of our 2020 strategy to expand our offering to London-based and international clients by successfully leveraging our nationwide network of leading legal experts.’

Adrian Luto, senior partner at Maxwell Winward, added: ‘The merger provides a great opportunity to extend the range of services we can offer clients while continuing to focus on what we do best.’