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Halliwells’ Sheffield office has been left with just four partners after being raided by Beachcroft and Kennedys.
At the end of last year Kennedys announced plans to acquire Halliwells’ Sheffield-based insurance team (The Lawyer, 18 December 2009).
Those talks have reached the final stages, with Kennedys hiring 11 partners rather than the original eight announced.
Kennedys secured two floors in the Sheffield Digital Campus for its new base.
Last month Beachcroft raided Halliwells for its healthcare team, leaving just one healthcare partner, Andrew Peel, in Sheffield.
Halliwells said in a statement: “The local market recognises that we have built a full-service offering in Sheffield and we will continue to pursue this strategy. The recent departures to Kennedys only serve to strengthen our resolve.”