Wannops LLP Merges with Historic Hampshire Firms, Brutton & Co and Saulet Townsend

We are expanding our presence across the South by merging with two historic Hampshire firms.

One of the longest established legal firms in Hampshire based in Fareham, with origins traced as far back as 1785, Brutton & Co have agreed to become part of Wannops LLP. Brutton & Co specialise in Company, Commercial & Development Property, Residential Conveyancing, Private Client and Charity matters.

Furthermore, historic firm Saulet Townsend based in Portsmouth, have also agreed to become part of Wannops LLP. Saulet Townsend specialise in Company, Commercial Property, Residential Conveyancing, Private Client and Litigation matters.

The two mergers will provide further career progression and development opportunities as Wannops continue to recruit teams and individuals from across the region.

James Brotherton, Managing Partner at Wannops LLP, said: “Brutton & Co is a long-standing firm with an excellent reputation. I started my legal career there, and so am personally delighted to come full circle and welcome Brutton & Co into the Wannops family.”

“I have known John Saulet & Robin Townsend for many years and so look forward to working with them and their team. Their experience and knowledge of the Portsmouth market will be very beneficial to the business.”

“These mergers increase our presence across Hampshire where we remain ambitious to grow Wannops further.”

Hilary Tyler, Senior Partner at Brutton & Co commented “I have known James for more than thirty years, so welcome the opportunity to be working with him again. We are pleased to be joining another long established local firm after some years of discussion.”

John Saulet and Robin Townsend, directors at Saulet Townsend said “we are very pleased to join with Wannops, an ambitious and expanding solicitors’ practice. This will help to establish them among the leaders in the legal world on the South Coast.’

With a target completion date of late September 2023 for both deals, this will take Wannops LLP to more than 100 people and become their sixth and seventh offices.