A  new law firm is set to open its doors in Adelaide on Monday 6 September 2010.

Adelaide lawyers who have previously practised as DLA Phillips Fox and as Rankine Tucker lawyers will create the new firm, Fox Tucker Lawyers.

The new firm will bring together unique expertise in insurance, corporate/commercial and taxation.

It will be headed by current DLA Phillips Fox Managing Partner Joseph DeRuvo.

“Bringing this combined knowledge under one roof at 100 King William Street will certainly make us a formidable force in the Adelaide market,” Mr DeRuvo says.

“While the newly-formed firm will have a staff of more than 70 people our culture will ensure that our clients have full access to partners as well as our impressive depth of resources and wide range of services.”

Mr DeRuvo says the formal cessation of the affiliate arrangement with DLA Phillips Fox is very amicable. Fox Tucker and DLA Phillips Fox will continue to work together and maintain a strong relationship.

“It will allow us to now pursue our own agenda for growth.”