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