Chown Cairns LLP and Lancaster Brooks & Welch LLP to merge January 1, 2022

It is with tremendous excitement that we announce that two of Niagara’s oldest and most prestigious Law Firms are joining ranks to gain strength with combined talents and synergies to better position ourselves for important legal service to Niagara residents.

The partners of Lancaster Brooks & Welch LLP and Chown Cairns LLP have agreed to become Lancaster Chown & Welch LLP effective January 1, 2022, which starts our 140th year offering legal advice in Niagara.

Client focused and future driven, our goals include exploring and expanding our legal practice offerings and attracting talented young associate lawyers and legal staff, while responding to our clients’ needs in dynamic new ways.


“This merger enables exciting opportunities for us to expand our legal services that will benefit our clients for decades to come”.                               

Michael Mann – Senior Partner Lancaster Brooks & Welch LLP


In the coming weeks there will be many more details to share as we move toward merging our two Firms. Until January 1st, 2022, we will operate as separate firms.


 “Clients can expect from Lancaster Chown & Welch a meaningful experience with the knowledge and confidence that we put their needs first. Our track record of success includes service, experience, personal attention, advocacy, and trust.”                                 

Roseanne Trivieri – Senior Partner Chown Cairns LLP


We remain committed to serving this great region with sound legal advice. Inquiries about the merger may be directed to or