One of Coventry’s longest-established legal firms is joining forces with a larger counterpart as part of ambitious growth plans. Richardson & Davies Solicitors, which has been based in Coventry since 1936, has been acquired by Band Hatton Button.
Richardson & Davies Solicitors will trade as Band Hatton Button as of 1 January 2020 when its eight staff members will move from the firm’s existing office at Station Square into Band Hatton Button’s premises at Earlsdon Park.
The merger will create a £5 million turnover business, with 90 staff serving more than 16,000 clients across the Midlands and beyond.
Mark Moseley, managing director at Band Hatton Button, said: “Richardson & Davies have built up a great reputation and have a strong client base, so this is a great and exciting move for us.
“Growth is a key part of our long-term strategy. Moving into our new offices at Earlsdon Park was one big part of the jigsaw, and joining forces with Richardson & Davies is an important addition for us.
“Richardson & Davies’s staff bring a wealth of knowledge and experience with them, particularly within commercial property, and we look forward to working with them to grow the business over the coming years.”
Miles Barker-Davies and Bill Evans, who are partners at Richardson & Davies Solicitors, will become consultants at Band Hatton Button.
Miles Barker-Davies added: “This is an exciting, landmark moment in the history of our firm that means we will be able to offer additional services to our clients, and it opens up excellent career opportunities for our staff.
“Band Hatton Button share the same values as ourselves of providing a personalised legal service with ambitions to develop and grow, making this move the ideal fit.”