Legal acquisition creates history

The acquisition of Castlemaine firm LMSW Lawyers by Bendigo based Robertson Hyetts Solicitors will take place on 1 February 2011. It will consolidate the two firms who have a combined history of service in Bendigo and Castlemaine of over 160 years.

Tony Bateman, of LMSW Lawyers said “our negotiations have resulted in a good outcome for each firm, both of whom share the same ethos of client service, and which will enable the offering of more specialised areas of advice across a larger area of Central Victoria.”

“It is business as usual at the Castlemaine office. Ron and I will continue to work with our current clients and we have great confidence that the expertise of the combined teams will allow us to deliver even better service in the future to all our valued clients”.

“We applaud Robertson Hyetts Solicitors for recognising the evolving commercial business environment in our region and the demand for a high level of client specific services. The combination of the two firms sees us well positioned to tailor further our services to clients in Bendigo, Castlemaine and beyond”.

Tim Robertson, a Director of Robertson Hyetts Solicitors said “This acquisition reflects changing times for the legal profession. It will consolidate us into a stronger full service firm offering increased depth of expertise, value and personalised services”.

“We acknowledge LMSW Lawyers’ high standard of client service delivery and we are committed as a firm to those same standards”.