04th December 2014

Cartwright King merges with The First Law Partnership

Cartwright King is set to merge with The First Law Partnership, taking the company’s number of offices to 14, employees to 230 and turnover to over £13million.

The First Law Partnership merger will take place on the 5th January 2015 and will extend our presence into The Home Counties and South Midlands, making Cartwright King one of the largest criminal defence firms in the country.

Commenting on the deal, Rupert Hawke, managing director of Cartwright King, said: “Both firms have big aspirations and this very exciting development will expand our national brand. The team at The First Law Partnership has a very similar ethos to ourselves in terms of access to justice and I think the skills that we will have within the enlarged business will be of great benefit all round.”

Simon Campbell, CEO of The First Law Partnership, added that: “The directors and staff here are very excited and enthusiastic about teaming up with Cartwright King, which sends out a very positive signal to the profession.”

This merger will also expand the firm’s in-house chambers, bringing more barristers and higher court advocates to our growing in-house chambers.

This is part of our continued expansion plans, around which we welcome enquiries from other firms across the UK.

For further information please get in touch with our dedicated team.

You can always call us on 0845 894 1622 or email on


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