Pannone plays Cupid to divorce clients

North West firm ­Pannone has launched a dating forum for its divorce clients.


Pannone plays Cupid to divorce clientsNorth ;West ;firm ­Pannone, which broke new ground earlier this year by creating an online trading service for its private client department, has launched a dating forum for its divorce clients.

This month the firm ­invited 120 of its divorce clients to a get-together hosted ;by ;its ;private client department in a Manchester bar.

The ;event ;was ;an ­opportunity for the newly divorced to liaise in an ­informal setting while ­learning about ­Pannone’s other services.

The rendezvous was held at a bar called Panacea, a place that describes
itself as “a unique setting for any occasion, where day melds seamlessly into night”.

In a magazine review, the bar was said to evoke an atmosphere of “Sex and the City meets Cheers”.

It is unclear whether any successful matches were made, or whether speed-dating occurred.

Pannone’s private client group often acts as a ­conduit for work into its commercial department. The family team, which continues to bill by the hour, was one of the firm’s growth areas at the half-year stage, ­contributing to the firm’s fee income of £27m.