Merger heralds further growth for SAS Daniels

Year Published: 2012

North West law firm SAS Daniels LLP on 01 July 2012, will have completed the acquisition of Heaton Moor-based TWP Solicitors as it progresses its ambitious growth strategy.

All eight TWP team members, including four fee-earners, will join the firm’s Stockport headquarters, providing another boost to SAS Daniels’ established real estate, corporate, family law and probate teams.

The announcement follows the news that the firm, which has four offices in Stockport, Macclesfield, Chester and Congleton, had recorded its highest-ever level of fee income in March 2012.

Chief Executive of SAS Daniels, said: “TWP has developed a great reputation and strong relationships in its local markets. The team’s skills and expertise are in line with our clients’ needs and they bring with them a great deal of goodwill from their existing client-base.

“There continues to be plenty of opportunity out there for firms which are approaching the evolving legal services market with the right attitude. Mergers are a key part of our sustainable, long term growth plan and we remain alert to opportunities with practices which will complement our ambitions and help our clients achieve their goals.”

The deal comes as SAS Daniels continues to focus on growing its business to business services as well as high end private client services from secondary commercial centres in the region.

TWP Solicitors has a turnover of £0.5 million and is led by managing partner Jean Walker, who specialises in corporate and commercial work.

Jean Walker said: “I am delighted that my team are joining SAS Daniels and feel confident that the move will bring benefits to our clients. We have an excellent shared culture and, in addition to the range of consumer and commercial services TWP has traditionally provided, the move will give our clients access to first-rate employment and HR services as well as more complex corporate advice.”

SAS Daniels recently became one of the first firms in the region to apply to convert to an Alternative Business Structure (ABS) under the Legal Services Act to aid its growth plans.

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