Pannone Simpson Millar Slater & Gordon (formerly Russell Jones & Walker) Taylor Vinters Slater & Gordon circles Pannone as consumer legal services market consolidates By Hannah Gannage-Stewart 20 September 2013 00:01 17 December 2015 14:49 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 Slim Jim 20 September 2013 at 10:28 Interesting then to see what would happen to the remainder of Pannone i.e. the non personal side, as it would be very sub scale. Merger or takeover by another firm? Reply Link Mark 20 September 2013 at 11:53 In response to the poster above, I suspect it MUST be one or both! Reply Link Pan None 20 September 2013 at 14:00 The firm is currently split into 3 parts: (1) bulk consumer/”white label” work, (2) private client work, and (3) commercial work. If S&G are having both parts (1) and (2), then there won’t be much left as part (3) lacks scale. Part 3 would presumably then disintegrate or be bought out, with the Pannone name disappearing altogether, plus redundancies. Reply Link Anonymous 22 September 2013 at 13:23 This is a real pity. Another Manchester stalwart disappearing from the market, but perhaps not surprising given the direction toward the PI/Serious Injury side the firm’s management has been clearly taking it. It will be interesting to see what happens to the non-PI side. I have worked on deals opposite them, and used them since going in-house. I agree that it the non-PI side is small and possibly sub-scale as a standalone, but there are some very good individual lawyers in the corporate, real estate, tax, corporate recovery and banking teams of the firm. I guess this is an opportunity fo the competitors to hire some quality people and cherry pick the talent. Difficult to see how the “Part 3” bit (as described by Pan None) would work well as a standalone piece. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.