International law firm Slater and Gordon which currently has 17 offices in the UK and 70 locations across Australia, is to open its UK flagship office at 58 Mosley Street in Manchester city centre.
Slater and Gordon, the world's first law firm to be listed on a stock exchange (ASX), acquired several law firms after entering the UK market last year, the largest of which were Fentons Solicitors and Pannone which both add to the firms’ existing presence in Manchester.
Early next year over 700 staff will move into Slater and Gordon’s largest global office, which will be the largest office of any law firm in Manchester.
Head of Slater and Gordon UK said, “We want to be able to provide a first class office environment for our clients and staff in Manchester.
“Our staff have been based around several different sites in the city for a number of months and everyone is excited that we now have a schedule for when we will all be working out of one Manchester office. It was always central to our integration plans to bring the Fentons and Pannone teams together with Slater and Gordon’s existing staff in Manchester. 58 Mosley Street provides us with 105,000 sq ft which provides us with capacity for future growth.”
Refurbishment of the seven storey building will now commence, central to which will be a new ground floor ‘community space’ which Slater and Gordon is developing as a fresh way to engage with its clients and the local community.
“Our feedback from clients and prospective clients is that they want specialist Lawyers and legal advice to be accessible. The high street community space will be an area where members of the local community can just drop in, talk to a Lawyer over a coffee and access legal information and resources in an approachable and relaxing environment. Our goal is always to engage with clients in a way that works for them whether that’s over the telephone, in writing, online or in person.”
Slater and Gordon UK have offices in London, Manchester, Liverpool, Sheffield, Bristol, Birmingham, Milton Keynes, Cambridge, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Halifax, Wakefield & meeting rooms where you can meet with a specialist Lawyer in Bramhall, Cheshire.