Talbots Law has acquired Wright Solicitors in what has been described as a “massive boost to [the] Black Country legal landscape”.
The acquisition by Talbots – which is owned by its now over 400 employees – is the second deal of its kind in the last three months.
Wright Solicitors is one of the Dudley’s longest-established legal specialists dating back to 1919. The firm specialises in corporate, family, property, and trusts and estates law.
Directors Stan Williets, Julia Allely and Pardeep Jassal will be staying on as part of the deal, alongside the other 22 members of staff who will all be moving to Talbots’ recently renovated offices in Wolverhampton Street.
Dave Hodgetts, who joined as CEO of Talbots Law in 2021, commented:
“Wright Solicitors is a practice we have admired for some time, and we are delighted to bring them into the Talbots family, strengthening our presence and capabilities in a place we both call home.
The two companies have tremendous history in the Black Country and Worcestershire, not to mention similar values of trust, integrity and delivering a high level of personal service. These characteristics will remain an integral part of how we do business now and in the future.”
Wright Solicitors is generating over £1m of fees annually and we believe that we can grow this considerably by allowing existing clients to tap into some of the additional legal services we already offer, as well as targeting new clients in Dudley.”
Stan Williets, who has been at Wright Solicitors since 1997, added his support:
“We wanted to protect the values that the business was established on and moving into the Talbots family does that perfectly.
It will be business as usual for our clients, who can expect to receive the same level of service and professionalism they always have, with the additional bonus now of additional legal capabilities that come with being part of a larger organisation.”
All the Wright Solicitors staff based in Dudley will move to Talbot Law’s Wolverhampton Street office, which has recently been modernised as part of a £100,000 investment.