A LAW firm has been bought out by another practice.

FDR Law, which is based on Palmyra Square in the town centre, has been acquired by Taylor Rose MW.

The consumer law firm has completed the buyout as part of its planned ‘significant expansion in the north west’.

It hopes to ‘grow the scale and scope of FDR’s operation across the region’ through further mergers and acquisitions’.

Chief executive Adrian Jaggard said: “FDR Law has a strong local and regional presence with a respected brand and experienced solicitors.

“It provides a perfect foundation for our ambitions to grow along the M62 corridor as we build a national network to support both our traditional law firm operation and our fast-growing consultancy business.

“After the successful integration of McMillan Williams, we are now looking to make Taylor Rose MW an even more significant player in the consumer law market than it already is.

“The north west has a heavy concentration of both lawyers and firms, and at a time when the market is changing we offer something unique to those who want to find better ways to operate.”

FDR Law can trace its roots back 250 years and offers a range of private client and business law services.

Partner Margaret Evans added: “We have made the decision to join the Taylor Rose MW group from a position of strength, but also in recognition that the legal market is consolidating.

“We can see significant opportunities to grow our business with the support, know-how and muscle that Taylor Rose MW brings and also provide a home to the growing band of lawyers who are looking to practise as consultants but without the hassle of having to set up their own firms.”