History

In February 2012 Slater & Gordon acquired Russell Jones & Walker (RJW). Slater & Gordon and RJW share similar histories and values and both are committed to becoming the largest and most trusted provider of personal legal services in the UK. Having this synergy between the two firms has meant that we are able to build on the service excellence and continue to provide outstanding legal services to our clients.

The license from the Solicitors Regulation Authority, was granted on 27th April 2012 and Russell Jones & Walker became part of Slater & Gordon.

Slater & Gordon Lawyers started in Australia and was the world’s first publicly listed law firm. Slater & Gordon in Australia is a law firm which was founded in 1935 by William Slater, a man with a strong sense of social justice.

Slater & Gordon’s name perpetuates the memory of its founders. The enduring name is a reminder of the ethos that underpinned the founding of the firm – values which have been maintained and continue to drive the firm and its growth.

Today, Slater & Gordon is Australia’s largest consumer law firm. From a small office in 1935, Slater & Gordon now operates in 61 locations across Australia, more than any other law firm. The firm still prides itself on delivering highly professional, affordable and fiercely independent legal services. From its humble beginnings in the railways union office it is now building on the reputation and work of Russell Jones & Walker in the UK with an aim to be the largest consumer law firm in the UK.