The deal follows Shakespeare Martineau’s merger with SGH Martineau in June this year. Formerly based in Cannon Street, the five-strong team of lawyers and support staff will be joining Shakespeare Martineau’s London office, situated in Crosswall.
Andy Raynor, CEO at Shakespeare Martineau, said: “We have a strong commercial personality and Macrae & Co are a natural fit.
“Completing this merger demonstrates our commitment to giving our clients access to the best talent available and the team at Macrae & Co brings significant benefits to not only the London office but the firm as a whole.”
Julian Turnbull, partner at Macrae & Co LLP, added: “We are looking forward to joining the corporate team of a firm that is recognised as a strong and dynamic law firm.
“Our expertise smoothly dovetails with that of Shakespeare Martineau and this will enable us to deliver even better results to our clients and together we will get more heavily involved in large-scale transactional work.”
The London office is now eyeing further growth with an additional four lawyers set to join the team over the next few months.