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Kells is delighted to announce the acquisition of Martin & Holmes Legal, further positioning itself as one of the most innovative legal service providers across the Illawarra region.

The acquisition of Martin & Holmes Legal is effective from 1 April 2020 which will then incorporate 6 offices throughout the Illawarra and Sydney legal market.

The directors of Martin & Holmes Legal who have operated out of the Kiama area for over 20 years, said an acquisition by Kells was the natural choice due to its shared aligned values and the synergies held between both firms.

Following the completion of this deal, Martin & Holmes Legal will take on the Kells namesake with both Mr Peter Martin and Mr Peter Holmes continuing to be involved in the Kiama practice.

Director of Martin & Holmes, Peter Holmes said “we are very enthusiastic about this deal and see this as a significant step in strengthening our offering in areas of law that will be important for us, our clients and the community of Kiama and the south coast in the years to come.”

Commenting on the acquisition, Paul Magagnino, Managing Partner of Kells said we are thrilled to have Martin & Holmes’ highly regarded team join Kells. They are great people who have built a very impressive business and are just as driven as we in providing exceptional legal services and value to clients.

“This acquisition strengthens our position as one of the leading firms across the Illawarra region and boosts our capabilities to the Kiama and south coast communities. With our shared philosophies and values, coupled with our combined experience, this acquisition is a perfect match and a natural progression for the future growth of Kells.”

Kells is a team of passionate, energetic and client focused legal professionals with over 65 staff based across 6 offices in Sydney and the Illawarra region. Kells has 6 partners who each lead a practice group in their core area of law ensuring that we deliver the level of legal expertise and service that our clients deserve.

For more information contact
Shayne Lopeman
Marketing Manager
+61 2 4221 9362
slopeman@kells.com.au