The combined firm will have 25 partners, with 14 of those focused on litigation work.
Maxim was established in 2004, when the old Pullinger Readhead Stewart split in two, with the commercial practice becoming Allion Legal.
“We were the first WA practice to make commercial litigation our sole focus and this decision ensures the ongoing growth of the combined practice as one of the largest independent practices in WA,” he said,
“The addition of the Maxim team will bring invaluable litigation capacity to this area, building on the team’s exceptional work in the corporate, mining, resources and energy space”, Mr Hely said in a statement.
The only other large, full service, independent law firm based in Perth is Jackson McDonald, which last year bolstered its corporate and commercial practice by merging with McKenzie Moncrieff.