BOUTIQUE law firm Primas Law, based in Wilderspool, has announced it is to merge with Manchester-based commercial firm Freeman Fisher.

The merger was finalised in November and the two teams, which have offices based in Cheshire, Manchester and London, began as Primas Freeman Fisher Limited on Monday.

The deal was agreed between Primas Law’s owners Adam Kerr and Simon Baxter and Gary Black and Alex Megaw, the founding partners of Freeman Fisher.

Adam said: “Both firms are growing and successful in their own right but we’re also both highly ambitious and driven to do more for our clients and feel that this is the right time to strategically expand.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for two businesses that share similar cultures and values centred around delivering the very best for its clients.

“We have two amazing teams – soon to be one – that we know will take this opportunity to do things bigger and better than ever. It’s a very exciting time for us all.”

Gary added: “When I met Adam and Simon and we spoke about joining forces I knew it was the right progression for the firm Alex and I started together.

“This wasn’t a necessity for either firm, but it felt like a unique opportunity to create something ambitious and special together.”

Adam Kerr will continue as managing partner in the merged firm with Simon Baxter remaining as head of the firm’s impressive real estate team and Gary Black carrying on his role as head of the firm’s nine-strong corporate and commercial team.