Browne Jacobson’s merger talks with Beale & Company ended in May, it has emerged.

In a joint statement today (21 August), the firm’s senior partner Derek Bambury and Beale & Company senior partner Antony Smith said: ”Our discussions over a potential merger were amicable and constructive on many fronts with many shared interests. However, both firms agreed that they would not finalise a proposal to merge at this time.