Merger marks Yorkshire Day - NYL

Two leading, local law firms join forces this Yorkshire Day and on the 30th Anniversary of the merger of Bedwells with Watts & Co. as they strengthen their teams to continue to support individuals and businesses in Yorkshire.

North Yorkshire Law and Bedwell Watts & Co. have announced a merger of the two firms, effective from today. All business will now operate out of North Yorkshire Law’s headquarters in Scarborough town centre.

The decision to join forces and merge stems from a shared desire to offer a larger, even more responsive team to the personal and business matters of the local community in and around North Yorkshire.

Both North Yorkshire Law and Bedwell Watts & Co. are well versed in merging with complementary practices to strengthen their offerings, having both reached their current levels of success through respective mergers.

Richard Boyd, managing partner of North Yorkshire Law said: “I think I speak on behalf of everyone at North Yorkshire Law when I say how pleased we are to announce our merger with Bedwell Watts & Co. We believe that we offer something truly special to clients by having a team that can draw on time served experience from the past and deliver this using a modern approach to law. Our latest development enhances that experience further.”

Hillary Watts, partner at Bedwell Watts & Co. added: “North Yorkshire Law was the natural choice for us when we explored the possibility of a merger. We’re delighted to have reached this arrangement and trust that our existing clients will enjoy unparalleled levels of service and expertise.

Richard Creasey, partner at Bedwell Watts & Co. reflected on the significance of announcing the next stage in both firms’ now combined journey on Yorkshire Day: “both Bedwell Watts & Co. and North Yorkshire Law have made a success in the legal profession by delivering often intricate legal representation in a way that is human, transparent and compassionate… you might even say, in a quintessentially Yorkshire way. The plans that we have now laid down together ensure that this way of working can continue for the long term.”

North Yorkshire Law holds drop-in legal advice clinics at its Scarborough office every Wednesday and has invited clients of Bedwell Watts & Co. to come in and meet their new, wider team.