Jeremy Francis, Keith Mitchell, John Corbishley and Simon Lowe departed from Robsons after rows over governance and increased capital contributions to the firm.
The Cambridge area is a strong fee-earner, due to the contribution of the strong performing biotechnology and farming sectors in the region.
Grant Thornton would not give a start date for the partners, but confirmed they would be joining the firm shortly.
Robson Rhodes revealed that a new team, led by Frank Attwood – previously head of Robsons’ London office – was in place on Tuesday. Attwood will be supported by corporate finance partner Elaine Bell, and Peter Buckler, who will arrive from Robsons’ Bristol office to become audit partner.
A spokeman for Robson Rhodes disputed whether the exodus was over fee income and said, ‘our income per partner is one of the highest’.
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