WBW solicitors merge with Bynes of Torquay
By Metis Media | Monday, January 07, 2013, 15:39
A MERGER of two established companies will create one of the strongest legal practices in Torbay, senior lawyers have announced.
WBW Solicitors LLP based in Newton Abbot will merge with Bynes, based at Union Street, Torquay, from January, and both are expected to continue to command an excellent reputation throughout the area.
Steve Bulman, manager partner of WBW, which has offices in Newton Abbot, Bovey Tracey, Exeter, and Torquay, said: "The Partners of WBW Solicitors are very pleased to announce that as from the January 2, 2013, they will be merging with Bynes Solicitors.
"The merged firm, will create one of the strongest legal practices in Torbay, bringing together two long-established firms who will offer a full range of legal services to their current and future clients.
"There will be no change to any personnel and the firm's litigation department will continue at the existing offices of WBW, at 24 Tor Hill Road, Torquay, and the conveyancing and private client department will continue at Bynes' existing offices, at 186 Union Street in the town.
"Bynes Solicitors was established 35 years ago and their friendly and personal service will continue under the new merged firm, in which John Byne and Michael Hayman will become Consultants, and Alasdair James a Partner," he added.
WBW is a large practice offering a full range of legal services, both locally and nationally, from an experienced team of 22 partners, 50 legal advisors and around 50 support staff
With two defined divisions for business and private clients, WBW Solicitors delivers a full range of legal services to individuals and businesses, including Wills trust and probate, tax advice, residential conveyancing and commercial property. It also offers litigation, employment law and financial services.
Bynes Solicitors was founded in 1977 by John Byne, who, after working at firms in Torquay, Totnes and Barnstaple, returned to his home town to set up his own practice.
The company has since grown from strength to strength and Michael Hayman joined in 1984, bringing his experienced advocacy skills to the litigation department.
Alasdair James became the firm's third partner in 2001.
Mr Byne said: "We command an excellent reputation throughout the neighbouring area and have become part of the community. We have always taken great pride in being friendly and approachable for our clients, and in developing individual relationships with them.
"We have a bright future ahead."