Pannone partners vote for Slater & Gordon tie-up By Carlo Nassetti 26 September 2013 16:46 11 December 2015 03:00 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Anonymous 3 October 2013 at 08:44 Slaters desperately need to do this deal. For all their money, and talk, they remain a pale shadow of Irwin Mitchell in terms of reputation and brand recognition. There will never be another opportunity like this for them to leapfrog Irwins in one move; indeed the Pannone brand is far better known and more prestigious than Slaters’ own brand. The baffling thing is why Irwins would sit back and let this happen. For all Irwins’ talk of IPOs a few years ago they seem now to be completely supine, with not enough capital to protect their future. If Slaters pull this off I fear it is the beginning of the end for Irwins. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.