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Ellisons Solicitors announces merger with Gross & Co

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From left, Graeme Kirk, Guy Longhurst, John Turner, Sohan Sidhu
From left, Graeme Kirk, Guy Longhurst, John Turner, Sohan Sidhu

The law firm extends its reach to West Suffolk and beyond.

It has been an incredibly exciting year for Ellisons Solicitors which has recently announced its merger with Bury St Edmunds-based firm Gross & Co.

Integral to its success is Ellisons’ commitment to delivering excellent client service from start to finish, an ethos shared by Gross & Co.

Ellisons Solicitors has been keen to expand its presence in Suffolk and the merger with Gross & Co will provide an extended reach into the county, along with a London base.

Gross & Co
Gross & Co

All current staff at Gross & Co will continue in their roles and remain in the grade II-listed premises on Guildhall Street, Bury St Edmunds.

For managing partner at Ellisons, Guy Longhurst, the merger represents a homecoming, as he is very familiar with Bury St Edmunds.

In 2009, Ellisons acquired Guy’s father’s small practice – Wanham Longhurt and Co – which has provided Ellisons with a small but loyal client base in the town.

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

"Bury St Edmunds is a fantastic location, and we are confident that our new and existing clients and colleagues will benefit from the greater opportunities and services presented by the merger with Gross & Co.”

Established in 1848, Gross & Co will bring a high level of complementary expertise into the Ellisons ‘fold’.

With its reputation for immigration and charity law, Gross & Co will help to bolster Ellisons’ offering nationally and internationally, and the newly-merged entity will be known as ‘Ellisons Solicitors incorporating Gross & Co’ for an initial period.

Graeme Kirk, a member of the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA) and trustee of the IBA HRI Trust, will continue as partner, and will also take a place on Ellisons’ Management Board.

Graeme deals with all aspects of business and private client immigration (other than asylum) including the UK points-based system, and family immigration. A particular niche involves acting for high net-worth individuals and entrepreneurs.

Commenting on the merger, Graeme Kirk said: “I’m very excited to welcome Ellisons to its new home in Bury St Edmunds.

"It is a wonderful opportunity to grow the business further, and I’m very much looking forward to developing our client relationships both past and present.”

Ellisons offers a comprehensive range of services to both corporate and private clients, including: commercial property, residential property, dispute resolution, wills, trust and probate, immigration, charity, insurance litigation, employment and HR, corporate and commercial, international services and many other areas which are listed on the website: ellisonssolicitors.com.

You can contact the Bury St Edmunds office on 01284 763333.

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