Slater and Gordon Lawyers has announced today it plans to acquire the niche industrial disease law firm John Pickering and Partners LLP, one of the largest asbestos and industrial disease specialist claimant law firms in the UK.
This is the latest update on the firm's UK growth strategy and the announcement will see Slater and Gordon expand their occupational disease practice to become one of the largest in the country.
The acquisition is due to be completed by the end of November, and follows a successful set of first year results for Slater and Gordon UK. It also follows an exciting summer with the completion of three acquisitions in the last three months of Fentons Solicitors, Taylors Vinters (personal Injury practice) and Goodmans Law.
Slater and Gordon Head of UK said the acquisition of John Pickering and Partners would see Slater and Gordon’s operations in the UK grow by approximately 27 staff.
Slater and Gordon Head of UK said, “We believe John Pickering and Partners is an ideal partner to advance our plans for strategic growth and to boost our presence in the UK. Both firms are focused on delivering high quality, affordable legal services to every day people and this is an exciting time for Slater and Gordon as we move towards being able to bring our legal services and expertise to more people.
“The expansion of our personal injury team will see the addition of a team with an excellent reputation as experienced defenders of the rights of asbestos disease sufferers for compensation. Together we have more than 30 years of experience helping the victims of asbestos-related diseases and with more people being expected to be diagnosed than ever before over the next few years, we will be in the best possible position to help the victims of this terrible disease and their families.
“The planned acquisition will help cement Slater and Gordon’s ambition to be one of the UK’s leading consumer law firms and it is a big part of a continued growth strategy."