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Stowe Family Law announces the acquisition of Crisp & Co Solicitors

Stowe Family Law announces the acquisition of Crisp & Co Solicitors


Stowe Family Law (Stowe) announced that it has acquired Crisp & Co Solicitors, a specialist family law firm, with 17 offices across England, including Kingston, Central London and Manchester

Acquiring the business will strengthen Stowe’s status as the UK’s largest specialist family law firm. The acquisition will build upon the firm’s presence in London, adding over 10 new locations to its portfolio in the capital, and further offices across the south of England, stretching from Brighton to Bath.

The addition of the talented Crisp & Co team will increase the firm’s ability to support clients facing family law issues, including divorce, child arrangements and financial matters, while continuing to offer tailored solutions to meet individual client needs.

Ken Fowlie, Chairman at Stowe, said of the acquisition: “The addition of the Crisp & Co Solicitors team to the Stowe family will serve to add depth and breadth to our offering, and help us expand our presence in London and across the South and South West regions. Enquiries into the firm continue to trend high as divorce figures increase across the UK, and the acquisition of Crisp & Co Solicitors will help us support more families as they navigate the issues associated with a relationship breakdown.”

Ken continued:“As we continue our journey to become the UK’s leading family law practice, the addition of Crisp & Co is another exciting step towards our goal. We aim to continually grow our presence and better serve our clients in 2024, and beyond. I am delighted to welcome Henry, Michelle, and the entire Crisp team to Stowe. It will be terrific to work together as a larger team given the close cultural alignment we have felt as we have worked together on this project.” 

Heading up the new team, Stowe’s Regional Director for London & the Southeast, Jemma Slavin, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Crisp & Co and its talented team of specialist family lawyers to Stowe. This acquisition reinforces our dedication to exceptional service and will allow us to better serve our growing number of clients across the UK, particularly in London.” 

Acquired by private equity firm Livingbridge in 2017, Stowe has grown into a network of nearly 80 offices across England and Wales, with over 160 specialist family lawyers and one of the country’s largest portfolios of family law work.

The acquisition is the third for the firm, following the successful acquisitions of both Chapman Pieri in April 2022 and Watson Thomas Solicitors in February 2023.

Stowe Family Law was assisted in the acquisition by Springboard Corporate Finance.