This article was originally published by The Law Society Gazette.

City firm Wedlake Bell has completed its takeover of the London practice Stitt & Co, creating a business with 66 partners.

Four partners from Stitt and Co, along with eight members of staff, have joined Wedlake Bell and will add to established practices particularly in commercial litigation, commercial and residential property and private client.

The newly merged firm is based at Wedlake Bell’s offices in Queen Victoria Street, the 34,000 sq ft space that now houses all of the firm’s partners and employees.

Martin Arnold, managing partner at Wedlake Bell, said: ‘The merger will allow us to create additional benefits for our clients. We are very pleased to welcome the four partners from Stitt & Co and the depth and breadth of expertise they bring to further strengthen and complement Wedlake Bell’s offering.’

Wedlake Bell have welcomed: