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Australian firm Slater & Gordon has made its sixth acquisition since becoming the world's first law firm to float on a stock exchange.
The firm has secured the personal injury and professional negligence practice areas of Quinn & Scattini Lawyers.
The deal, which is subject to formal documentation and due diligence, confirms Slater's aggressive assault on the legal market since it's A$35m (£14.67m) listing on the Australian stock exchange in May 2007.
The practices acquired from Quinn & Scattini generate annual revenues of approximately A$3m. They are led by partner Damian Scattini, who will take his 10-strong team to Slater's Brisbane and Gold Coast offices once the deal has been formally completed.
Last November Slater & Gordon snared Crane Butcher Mckinnon, Nagle & McGuire and Edwin Abdo & Associates having already acquired D-Arcys Solicitors in July and McClellands in August. The firm generated a A$10.65m net profit in 2007.
UK firms will be watching Slater & Gordon's progress after the Legal Services Act gave UK firms the green light to seek external funding or to float.