Two Southampton law firms are to merge.

Real estate solicitors Dempster Binning will join Moore Blatch in a deal that the firms claim will offer "expanded" services to both set of clients.

Dempster Binning specialises in commercial property law, specifically complex real estate transactions, working with major retailers, investment companies and property developers.

Their team will transfer to Moore Blatch Southampton office and join a team of over 25 property lawyers and experts that work across its Lymington, Richmond and City of London offices.

The deal follows less than twelve months after Moore Blatch acquired Richmond based lawyers Calvert Smith and Sutcliffe which has a large residential property team.

Edward Whittington, managing partner, Moore Blatch, comments, “The joining of forces with Dempster Binning will mean that we have over 30 property specialists working at Moore Blatch, making us one of the largest property specialists in the UK. Peter Dempster and Sulinder Binning have built a very strong real estate practice with prestigious clients and I look forward to working with them and their team.

Peter Dempster, partner, Dempster Binning, comments; “When we established Dempster Binning, it was to meet the demand from real estate professionals who required an experienced and proactive law firm to handle their business, a business ethos that some legal firms no longer possessed. We are delighted to be joining Moore Blatch as they share our passion for property and serving their clients.”