Portsmouth: Verisona Law merges with Gosport legal practice

Leading Portsmouth legal firm Verisona Law has announced its merger with renowned Gosport practice Donnelly & Elliott Solicitors.

A decade on from its creation as a result of a merger between law firms Dyer, Burdett & Co in Havant and Gray Purdue in Waterlooville, Verisona Law is strengthening its presence by joining with Donnelly & Elliott Solicitors in Gosport.

“We are delighted to be merging with such a well-respected firm as Donnelly & Elliott,” says Verisona Law’s chairman Michael Dyer. “With over 70 years’ experience advising private and business clients in Gosport and beyond, an office employing 18 staff and the benefit of the experience of consultant John Donnelly, who for many years ran the firm with his brother Michael, this merger will pave the way to a successful future for both businesses.”

The merger comes as a result of careful discussion and planning between the directors of Verisona Law and Adam Corcoran, Managing Director of Donnelly & Elliott who joined the practice in 2009 and specialises in commercial property and advising businesses.

“Donnelly & Elliott is a household name for many who have had generations of their families turn to them when in need of legal advice, and we will continue to trade under that name,” said Corcoran, who has become a director of Verisona Law. “However, we recognise that, whilst we have an impressive list of valued clients, we will need the support of an advanced internal infrastructure such as that developed by Verisona Law.”

Now with over 70 staff, Verisona Law will be a three-office firm, with its head office at 1000 Lakeside in North Harbour and satellite offices in Waterlooville and Gosport ideally located to serve clients across the region.

Adam and his team bring valuable experience and expertise, particularly in property and business law,” explained Sue Ball, managing director of Verisona Law. “We are thrilled that Donnelly & Elliott has seen its future in what we have worked so hard to achieve in the past decade, and we look forward to sharing the innovation and self-belief that allowed us to break the rules in 2008, creating the Verisona Law brand that we are so proud of.”