Leigh Day & Co splits

Leigh Day & Co’s London and Manchester offices have parted after the North West four-partner group opted to set up as a separate entity.

The new firm, McCool Patterson Hemsi and Co, is expected to take the assets and entire client base in Manchester and will begin trading on 24 May.

It is understood that overhead differentials and the separate client bases of Leigh Day’s London and Manchester offices were behind the schism.

McCool Patterson Hemsi will specialise in high value personal injury, clinical negligence, industrial disease and aviation litigation.