Austen Whetham & Guest (AWG) joins Porter Dodson


In a dynamic move, Porter Dodson, a UK Top 200 law firm, will be merging with the highly regarded local solicitors, Austen Whetham & Guest of South Street, Bridport, on 7th September.

Already a successful, regional law firm, Porter Dodson continues to grow both organically and through selective acquisition. This merger is further evidence of a firm that is realising its ambitious business plan by investing in its people, clients, resources and expertise.

AWG has an excellent reputation, an expert team and a long list of loyal clients having been long established in Bridport. Porter Dodson will integrate the office with its own network across Dorset and Somerset, maintaining the exceptional service clients expect.

AWG clients will continue to benefit from working with the people with whom they have excellent working relationships, while also having access to a greater depth of expertise and breadth of knowledge of a larger, regional law firm. Porter Dodson is also able to offer a wide portfolio of corporate and commercial legal advice.

Porter Dodson is well represented in leading legal directories such as Chambers UK and the Legal 500.

Robert Fox, Managing Partner of Porter Dodson, said: “We are delighted to welcome the AWG team to the Porter Dodson family and we are very excited about the mutual benefits we can offer to clients old and new. This is the next phase of a programme of growth that sees Porter Dodson go from strength to strength by putting its clients first alongside its own people and being local to both.”

Scott Bowley, Partner at AWG, said: “From the outset in the discussions with Porter Dodson we wanted to put our clients and staff first. It was obvious that Porter Dodson shared these values and has a clear vision to bring about excellent client care, building long standing relationships with those clients and not just focusing on a single transaction. We very much look forward to the future as part of the larger firm.”