September 7 - Insurance services provider Thomas Miller has acquired the partners and staff of Plymouth-based specialist marine law firm, Davies Johnson & Co.

They will join Thomas Miller's legal operation - Thomas Miller Law (TM Law) - and will operate from Plymouth and London, as well as TM Law's main office in Newcastle.

TM Law offers the full range of English marine law services, including cargo and collision liability, hull and property, disputes arising under charter, vessel sale and purchase and other non-contentious work, injury to crew, cruise ship and large yacht claims.