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Bury St Edmunds law firm brings its own skills to merger with larger company

Law firm Ellisons Solicitors has merged with long-standing Bury St Edmunds law firm Gross &

The 25 staff at the Guildhall Street-based practice will bring their expertise in a range of matters to Ellisons.

The newly merged business will initially be known as Ellisons incorporating Gross & Co.

Ellisons and Gross & Co merger. From left, Graeme Kirk, Guy Longhurst,John Turner and Sohan Sidhu (14437671)
Ellisons and Gross & Co merger. From left, Graeme Kirk, Guy Longhurst,John Turner and Sohan Sidhu (14437671)

The staff at Gross & Co will continue in their roles and remain in the Guildhall Street premises.

Senior Partner Graeme Kirk and Finance Partner Sohan Sidhu will continue as partners while Elizabeth Hodder stays in her role as head of the family team in Bury. Graeme Kirk will take a place on Ellisons’ management board, the body responsible for the firm’s overall management and strategy.

Both Graeme and Sohan are listed in Who’s Who Legal 2019 which recognises leading international solicitors in their specialist fields. They are the only East Anglian solicitors to be recognised for the specialism of corporate immigration law and are featured in the Legal 500.

Guy Longhurst, managing partner at Ellisons, said: “We are delighted to be announcing this merger with Gross & Co, not least because there is so much synergy between our firms.

“We truly believe that our respective service offerings and firm cultures are as near perfect a match as you’ll ever find.”

Ellisons have previously acquired Guy’s father’s firm Wanham Longhurst & Co.

Graeme Kirk said: “I am excited to welcome Ellisons to its new home in Bury St Edmunds. It is a wonderful opportunity to grow the business further and, with Guy’s family connections within Bury St Edmunds’ legal community, I’m very much looking forward to developing our client relationships both past and present.”

Ellisons was founded 250 years ago and Gross & Co in 1848.

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