Company Information

Business Description



The Ince Group plc (formerly Gordon Dadds Group plc) has adopted a business model which is focused on consolidation and expansion into complementary businesses to its core legal services business.

As well as providing legal services, The Ince Group provides accounting, financial services, consulting and pensions advice to clients.

Our broad reach enables us to add real value and create opportunities for our clients by making connections between them and our extensive network of contacts and experts.

Acquired firms are either consolidated under the Ince brand or continue to operate under their own brands.




The Ince Group model offers a number of advantages to target firms:


The Ince Group has been operating in this way since 2013, successfully integrating firms into its cost efficient platform.


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The Ince Group Companies and Brands 


Alen-Buckley Solicitors, is an established and modern law practice with offices in Wandsworth. The firm specialises in property and probate work and is led by Oonagh Alen-Buckley who originally founded the firm in 1983.


CW Energy LLP is a leading independent corporate tax consultancy to the oil and gas industry in the UK. The firm operates out of offices in Cannon Street, City of London and provide a timely, technically excellent, commercially focussed service. Having built up expertise and client base over the years, CW Energy is the first choice for companies wanting independent, practical and commercially relevant tax advice. Led by Phil Greatrex.


eLegal Technology Solutions was formed in 2015 primarily to develop technology solutions for the legal and professional services market, based around compliance and Susskind driven automation principles and is led by Philip Learmont.


Ince is a fast-growing international legal and professional services firm dedicated to empowering our clients to seize new opportunities for growth. Ince taps into 150 years of experience, insight and relationships, strengthened by our entrepreneurial culture and ‘one firm’ approach.

The firm is driven by a unique team of passionate people whose broad legal expertise and deep sector specialisms make them the partner of choice for all of their clients’ complex legal and strategic needs. The firm is led by Chief Executive Adrian Biles.


Gordon Dadds provides legal and lifestyle management services for individuals. Our team of specialist professionals are discreet, confidential and knowledgeable; advising and supporting clients on every aspect of private wealth, family and lifestyle management services. Led by John Burrell.


Hanover Pensions and The Hanover Trustee Company are firms of consulting actuaries, employee benefit advisers and pension scheme administrators located in Agar Street, London and led by Robert Young.


Hanover Financial Management provides investment advice and ongoing investment management which is tailored to clients’ long term financial goals and is led by Richard Brazier.


Ince Metcalfes is a general practice solicitors based in Bristol. Its largest areas of practice include clinical negligence, property, personal injury, private client, family and dispute resolution for high-net-worth-individuals and corporate clients. In January 2018 Metcalfes acquired the goodwill and certain assets of Burroughs Day which was another Bristol solicitors firm with a similar business mix. The firm is led by Ian Hopkins.



Michael Kelly & Co, part of Ince Gordon Dadds LLP, is a well-known conveyancing firm based in Hanham, Bristol and is led by Sue Morris.


White & Black is a law firm specialising in technology and corporate law, and related intellectual property and dispute aspects. It has a substantial international client base, with a particularly strong presence in the Far East, comprising mainly corporate, private equity and investment clients. The firm operates in both London and Oxfordshire under the leadership of Phil Riman. 


Incorporation Details

The Company was incorporated and registered in England and Wales on 31 March 1999 under the Companies Act 1985 with registration number 3744673.

The principal legislation under which the Company currently operates, and under which its securities were created, is the Companies Act 2006 and the regulations made thereunder. The Company is domiciled in the UK and the main country of operation is the UK.



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The Ince Group