Birchall Blackburn has strengthened its regional position following the merger with the long-established and highly-regarded Chorley firm, Kevill Kirkham & Grayson (“KKG”).
Although now part of the growing Birchall Blackburn group, the name of Kevill Kirkham & Grayson will be retained for the High Street Chambers office in recognition of the firm’s heritage and the high esteem in which the practice is held in the local area.
KKG’s existing private and commercial clients will now have access to an even wider range of legal services, provided by an experienced and expert legal team.
As a result of the merger, Birchall Blackburn welcomes former Partners, Richard Grayson, who will remain with the practice as a consultant and Neil Saunt as a Solicitor in the Private Client and Commercial Property teams.
Catherine MacCracken, Partner and Head of Private Client at Birchall Blackburn Solicitors, said, “The staff and Partners of Birchall Blackburn are delighted to be working with Richard, Neil and their dedicated team at KKG”.
“By combining the wealth of experience and dedication to client care of KKG with the breadth of skills and forward thinking of Birchall Blackburn, we will be able to offer the people and businesses of Chorley and the surrounding area a full range of expert legal services, on their doorstep”.
Richard Grayson, who remains with the company as consultant, commented, “We are delighted to join the Birchall Blackburn group and to be able to offer a wider range of legal services to our loyal client base and all from our town centre premises. It is a very exciting time for our clients, the company, its staff & Partners and we very much look forward to the future and working alongside the Birchall Blackburn team.”
Birchall Blackburn and KKG are also delighted to announce the appointment of Rosemary Johns to the firm. Rosemary, a solicitor who specialises in Private Client work, will also be based at the new High Street Chambers office. Rosemary is a member of the prestigious Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and specialises in Probate, Trusts and Court of Protection work.
Although Rosemary joins the Birchall Blackburn group from Irwin Mitchell in Manchester, she is well known to the firm, having previously worked at its Preston office.
Speaking of her re-appointment, Rosemary commented, “This is a very exciting opportunity to expand and develop the long-established client base of Kevill Kirkham & Grayson. I am looking forward to working with colleagues, old and new, to ensure that we deliver the highest standard of legal services to our clients and to the community of Chorley and the surrounding areas”.