Inverness-headquartered Munro & Noble has finalised a merger with George Street Law, based in Dingwall.
The merged firm will trade under the Munro & Noble name and will bring the total headcount to more than 50.
The tie-up between the firms will also see a new property shop established at the Dingwall office.
Munro & Noble opened a second office in Aviemore last year after a surge in business in the region and also runs legal clinics in Thurso and Kinlochbervie.
Senior partner at Munro & Noble, Bruce Miller, told The Ross-shire Journal: “A significant number of our clients are based in the outlying areas of the Highlands and it was apparent that we had to start expanding our services outwith the city to better service our clients’ needs.
“George Street Law is a successful practice which operates with the same values we have instilled in our team and they were in a position of wishing to provide a wider service to clients.
“Although this was a strategic business decision for Munro & Noble, it was also an excellent fit for our future growth plans.
“It strengthens our partnership, increases our skilled team and expands our estate agency with the launch of a Dingwall property shop.”