Weightmans has acquired the business and assets, including the Leeds office, of law firm Watson Burton for an unclosed sum as it expands into the North East.
As well as opening its first Newcastle office, the firm also acquired Watson Burton’s seven existing offices including Leeds.
“We feel Watson Burton are a great match for us and we are very excited about this new venture,” said Weightmans Managing Partner, John Schorah.
Watson Burton Managing Partner Chris Graham added: “We are immensely proud of our history and achievements in the North East.
“Joining forces with Weightmans we will be better placed to compete both locally and nationally, offering a broader range of core and more specialised services.
“We have much in common with Weightmans and are confident of making even more of an impact in the region.”
Watson Burton will operate under the Weightmans brand.