Partners promoted to head up group’s London office hub.

As part of its accelerated growth strategy, national legal and professional services group Ampa has promoted partners Simon Robinson and Martin Usher to head up its London office hub.

Shakespeare Martineau real estate partner Simon and Lime Solicitors personal injury partner Martin will lead plans to substantially grow the city hub – inspired by the group’s aspiration to become one of the most admired top 30 legal and professional groups by 2025.

As the heart of the national group, the promotions are part of Ampa’s commitment to reinforcing and strengthening its London footprint and expertise – providing legal and professional services support to the capital’s businesses and people.

Ampa CEO Sarah Walker-Smith said: “Location means a lot to our clients and, unlike other firms that are retreating from London offices, we are expanding. As well as widening our talent pool, this benefits our clients by giving them direct access to local legal experts, who are backed by a full-service national professional services group.

Having two office heads reflects the potential for growth in the London market, and the breadth of our brands and services we provide in the capital. We look forward to Martin and Simon unlocking that potential by working closely with team leaders and our business operations teams to continue to evolve our London hub’s dynamic culture, positive environment and people engagement.

Ampa, which has pending B Corporation status, also includes cyber security company CSS Assure and uninsured loss recovery experts Corclaim, as well as Marrons Planning. All Ampa brands are recruiting lateral hires and teams, and the group is proactively looking for like-minded businesses to join the group – both in London and across the country.