The feast continues for Slater & Gordon

The acquisition frenzy continues for Slater & Gordon. The expansionist Aussie firm is chomping its way across the UK’s personal injury legal landscape like a koala in a vegemite-slathered eucalyptus tree.

The firm’s latest meal comes in the form of £3m turnover firm John Pickering and Partners, a northern outfit that has a handy specialism in asbestos and mesothelioma compensation work.

John Pickering follows in the footsteps of Taylor Vinters, Goodmans and Fentons, which in total added a turnover of £35m to Slater & Gordon’s UK revenue of £45.6m in 2012/13.

Let’s hope Slater & Gordon has a box of Rennies to hand. The firm is still in talks about gobbling up a large chunk of Pannone after it emerged on Monday that a number of the smaller firm’s partners were less than happy with the proposed tie-up.

We’d love to be a fly on the wall at Slater & Gordon’s annual AGM, taking place today in Sydney. Between Pannone and John Pickering and Partners, UK chief exec Neil Kinsella may well be delivering news sour as well as sweet.

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