Gloucestershire law firm DF Legal celebrates 40 years of business and expands with acquisition

DF Legal

Gloucestershire law firm DF Legal Solicitors, which has offices in Tewkesbury, Ledbury, Cheltenham and Stroud, has acquired Madge Lloyd & Gibson, adding offices in Gloucester and Newent to the practice.

DF Legal was set up by two local authority solicitors, John Daniels and David Ferraby, in 1981 from offices in Tewkesbury and has  steadily grown as a practice in the last 40 years.  John Daniels retired in 2016, but David Ferraby continues to practice having moved to the firms Stroud office in 2012.

Madge, Lloyd & Gibson is one of Gloucester’s oldest established independent Legal firms and can trace its history back 150 years. The firm is headed up by solicitors Andrew Bishop and Eleanor Taylor. Both will continue to work in the incorporated firm, Andrew as a consultant and Eleanor as partner.

Madge, Lloyd & Gibson offers private client advice and assistance including residential conveyancing, the preparation of wills, Grants of Probate, Lasting Powers of Attorney, business and commercial, tax and agricultural legal advice.

The incorporation with DF Legal will enable the Gloucester and Newent offices to add the further services of litigation, contested probate, family law advice and assistance, employment and immigration law expertise under the direction of the incorporated firms in-house barrister Jack Henry.

The company now employs 37 people across six offices, with four partners.

David Ferraby said: “The merger of these two very well established local practises is the perfect fit, bringing together a considerable wealth of knowledge and experience spanning over 150 years, jointly, we will continue to deliver the same professional and personal service we have always done, putting our clients first and adhering to traditional values whilst also offering the wider range of services and support to clients in our new areas of Gloucester and Newent that our other clients already receive in Cheltenham, Ledbury, Stroud and Tewkesbury.”