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Hugh James has today announced it has acquired Loosemores Solicitors as part of the firm’s strategy to grow its corporate and commercial services – in particular, its expertise across the sport, media and charities sectors.

From today, Mark Loosemore (former Managing Partner at Loosemores Solicitors) will join Hugh James as Partner in the Corporate and Commercial team based at Hugh James’ headquarters In Two Central Square, Cardiff. Mark will be joined by another 27 employees from Loosemores Solicitors, including partners Siôn Tudur, Maria Cosslett and Karl Thomas.

On announcement of the acquisition, Ioan Prydderch, Head of the Business Division, said:

“Loosemores is an experienced and well-respected law firm and I’m delighted to welcome them to Hugh James. Our partnership will strengthen our existing teams and consolidate our position as one of the UK’s leading sports firms.

“Mark and his team share our vision to continually develop and improve the services we offer clients across the UK and beyond. There is a strong cultural alignment between our two firms and we’re all looking forward to building relationships with our new colleagues in the months ahead.”

Mark Loosemore, added:

“Hugh James has an excellent reputation, impressive strategic vision and an ethos that ensures they remain firmly rooted in the community. We are confident this partnership will only enhance the work we do for our clients and is an exciting move for everyone involved.”

Established in 1966, Loosemores is a well-established boutique law firm with a strong reputation in Sport, recognised as a ‘Tier 1’ firm for sport by The Legal 500, and representing clients including Football Association of Wales, Welsh Netball, Sport Wales and Tennis Wales. Partner Mark Loosemore is ranked as a ‘Leading Individual’ in the sector and is a member of the British Association for Sport and Law and Law In Sport. The firm’s sector excellence also includes senior lawyers recognised for their work with media and charities.

L-R: Partner Mark Loosemore and Partner and Head of the Business Division Ioan Prydderch (front) HR Director Diane Brooks and Partners Siôn Tudur, Maria Cosslett and Karl Thomas (back)

Commenting on the milestone for both firms, Alun Jones, Hugh James Managing Partner, said:

“We are delighted to be working with Mark and his team. The collaboration promises to strengthen and complement the work we do, while delivering the personal, high-quality services and “can-do” commercial attitude our clients need from us to achieve their goals. I’m confident the partnership will benefit our people and partners and we can’t wait to get started.”

The latest acquisition is set to drive further growth as part of the Hugh James’ ‘Bigger, Bolder, Better’ five-year strategy, which is underpinned by its culture and its people. The news follows the 2022 acquisition of Potter Rees Dolan, a national serious injury and clinical negligence practice in Manchester, and continuous growth across the London and Southampton offices.