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Merging as a way of expanding services and cover town and country

Merging with local firms means consolidating market position and being able to offer services to clients across the region, says John Outram

3 February 2014

Renowned for its peaks, puddings and proximity to Chatsworth House, the north Derbyshire market town of Bakewell is as popular with tourists and city dwellers seeking a rural retreat, as it is with those lucky enough to call themselves locals.

Like many businesses serving this farming community, law firm Cockertons has a long association with Bakewell and attracts a loyal following from across the Peak District.

Even in areas that embrace a slower pace of life, standing still isn’t an option for legal firms battling with rapid change. The traditional model no longer works and regardless of size, we have to evolve into ethical companies, serving commercial and private clients who expect value for money, quality advice and services delivered in a manner of their choosing.

This philosophy is at the heart of Taylor & Emmet’s continued prosper...

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