Brisbane legal firm merges with Perth business

June 1, 2017 by  

Brisbane-based HopgoodGanim is merging with Hunt & Humphry from Perth.

The logic behind the move is that the new organisation will have a larger practice in the sphere of resources and energy. The formal merger of the two firms has been pencilled in for July, perhaps leading to a Fortitude Valley business card printing order in time for then.

It has been agreed that the new enterprise will trade under the name HopgoodGanim going forward. Bruce Humphrys, who is head of HopgoodGanim, told the Courier Mail:

“We’ve kept a close professional relationship over the years. It was only recently that the stars aligned and we started talking about the pros of a formal merger.”

Humphrys chose not to disclose the financial terms behind the merger, instead praising the quality of Hunt & Humphry. He suggested there was a natural fit between the law companies concerned.

Back in 2013, HopgoodGanim made a similar strategic decision. On that occasion, it secured Q Legal, based in Perth. Just before that, it cut deals with Chinese businesses to attract investment to various economic sectors.

Humphreys has been in charge of HopgoodGanim since 2001, and is optimistic about the potential of the metal markets within Western Australia. He pointed out that applications for exploration are on the up. Further, he noted the return of investors to the sector.