Neil Askew, September 2014
|Kuljeet Sandhu and Sandra Garlick|
I am delighted to announce the merger of the Askews Legal practice with De Marco Solitors who are also based in Coventry. Joining these two expanding law firms with complimentary legal services, which are not overlapping,will give our customers a much more comprehensive range of services to choose from.
De Marco Solicitors and Askews Legal will become one firm from October and will be called “Askews Legal incorporating De Marco Solicitors”.
We will have a team of around 20 and we will continue to be based at the current home of Askews Legal at 5 The Quadrant, Coventry.
Sandra Garlick, principal of De Marco Solicitors, said: “Our respective firms have both experienced rapid growth in recent years. By combining our staff, areas of expertise and growth strategies, we have our sights sets on becoming a leading full service legal firm in the region and beyond.” Sandra also mentioned “We are very excited about this expansion and our future. Both firms have growth aspirations and it was a logical step for us, as two Coventry-based firms, to join to become stronger together.”
I could see great benefits in this merger as De Marco Solicitors has become one of the largest employment law firms in Coventry and Warwickshire and has expanded into Oxfordshire, London and the Home Counties. The merger give us a wider range of specialities including civil, criminal, family, commercial and employment law and naturally they will work closely with me at Askews Certified Accountants.
Partner Kuljeet Sandhu said: “We established Askews Legal to primarily assist the business community but we soon evolved to help the public at large and are now a multi-disciplinary office. Both firms operate in different areas of law and share significant plans for growth so it was natural for us to come together to enhance our offering and achieve greater expansion as one.”
We agreed together that Kuljeet will lead the commercial teams of the newly merged firm while Sandra will head up the employment and business law division as well as being responsible for business development.
This is another expansion step for Askews. We can now offer a complete range of accounting and legal services to our clients. Askews is a fast growing business and my next blog will reveal how we aim to help our customers in the areas of insurance and risk management as well.
With our track record of diversification, Askews is well positioned to help your business succeed. So why not give me a call or send me an email.
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