Law firms merge in Luton and Berkhamsted

From left, Gillian Tabor, Machins' managing partner Steve Smith and Kathryn Ainsworth
From left, Gillian Tabor, Machins' managing partner Steve Smith and Kathryn Ainsworth
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A BERKHAMSTED solicitor has merged with a Luton firm to ‘meet the needs of their existing clients and the local community’.

Sumner & Tabor, in High Street, has become a part of Machins Solicitors LLP, one of the largest law firms in the region.

Sumner & Tabor partner Kathryn Ainsworth will become a partner in Machins while her colleague at the Berkhamsted firm, Gillian Tabor, will be a consultant.

Sumner & Tabor had offered services on matrimonial law, domestic conveyancing, wills and probate as well as employment.

A spokesman for Machins, which has been operating for nearly 90 years, said: “They regularly experience some frustration when having to refer clients to other solicitors for company commercial work, commercial conveyancing, civil litigation disputes, personal injury as well as business advisory services.”

Sumner & Tabor employees Carey Vigor and Meg Cooper will become associates. They and the others will continue to work in the Berkhamsted office.

Paul Owen, a partner specialising in family law will be joining the Berkhamsted team as will Josie Birnie in the private client and Lydia Housden in the conveyancing departments.

The spokesman added: “What this means for clients old and new, is that they will have the comfort of knowing there is now one firm of lawyers acting for them, meeting all their personal and business requirements, to an excellent standard.