Chamberlains Law Firm is delighted to announce the incorporation of Backhouse Legal into its growing practice.

As of 30 April 2018, Principal of Backhouse Legal and 2017 Canberra Business Woman of the Year, Angela Backhouse, has joined Chamberlains Law Firm as Director – Business & Finance.

Angela has over 10 years’ experience in commercial business and transactional legal matters, focusing especially on servicing regional clients through her expertise in agriculture and agribusiness, banking and security, manufacturing, and business structuring.

Angela will continue to service clients in her hometown of Braidwood and surrounding regions, maintaining her strong ties with the regional community.

Managing Director of Chamberlains Law Firm, Vik Sundar, is looking forward to strengthening Chamberlains’ value offering.

“Both Backhouse Legal and Chamberlains share a number of core areas of expertise, however they also have strength in differing areas, which has inspired the incorporation”, says Vik, “our complementary approaches to client service and deep expertise in core industries will create a compelling offering throughout Canberra, Sydney, and the surrounding regions.”

Angela Backhouse is particularly enthused about the future potential the incorporation holds.

“Backhouse Legal has always placed strong emphasis on culture and pushing the boundaries of legal innovation”, says Angela, “incorporating our practice into a firm such as Chamberlains who share these values will open up new pathways for driving change from the way in which legal services have traditionally been offered to more dynamic and value-focused business offerings.”

With her Angela brings a team of lawyers, conveyancers, and support staff. The fully integrated firm will consist of 35 legal and support staff, led by a team of 6 highly skilled and specialised directors.

The office of Backhouse Legal closed on Friday 27 April 2018, with a full integration into Chamberlains Law Firm’s Canberra office being complete as of Monday 30 April 2018.