Pure Employment Law Merger 2023

On Friday 22nd September 2023, we further strengthened our position as the leading law firm in Sussex when we merged with Pure Employment Law in Chichester.

The union made Pure Employment Law part of the Mayo Wynne Baxter brand and added a new office hub in Chichester, The new location will also create more than a dozen jobs in the local area.

Acting for both employers and employees, Pure Employment Law was established in 2010 by employment law specialists Nicola Brown and Peter Stevens, who have more than 50 years of combined experience, having both previously worked at a large regional firm before setting up on their own.

The merger has further bolstered our existing employment offering and the new Chichester hub will expand our reach across Sussex, providing local clients with access to our 200-strong team of experts.

Nicola, who joined Mayo Wynne Baxter as a partner, said: “Our client base has grown massively in the past 13 years and we felt ready for the next step, so began looking for a partner that could provide us with the infrastructure to grow. We’re delighted to become part of a firm that has such a great reputation in Sussex and that has shown its commitment to building a full-service offering for clients in Chichester.”

We have confirmed that we are now looking to recruit at least 12 additional legal professionals in the area, to support local clients with a range of legal services.

The merger follows shortly after our union with Lawson Lewis Blakers in Eastbourne in May.

Dean Orgill, chief executive partner at Mayo Wynne Baxter, said: “We’re thrilled to have announced two key mergers, in relatively quick succession, that have not only brought in incredible expertise to our firm but also expanded our reach, taking us to nine locations across the region.

“We’ve had a landmark year for growth already but won’t be resting on our laurels. Our focus for the immediate future is recruitment and building a strong team.”

Martin Williams, head of employment at Mayo Wynne Baxter, said: “Nicola and Peter bring with them bags of expertise and business acumen, so we’re delighted that they are joining our growing employment team. We are glad to be able to offer their existing client base a range of legal services and their team with excellent training and career development opportunities.”

There are no planned redundancies as a result of the merger. Mayo Wynne Baxter is proactively recruiting in Chichester and the wider Sussex area.

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