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.
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.
Also on www.thelawyer.com:
- BLP finance and restructuring partner Trevor Wood is the latest to exit the firm, in a move to Mayer Brown
- Maarten Scholten is taking over the general counsel role from Peter Herbel at French oil giant Total
- Boodle Hatfield is set to move into swanky new offices in London’s Bankside in July 2014
- The debate continues on SJ Berwin partner Ed Harris’ departure for Hogan Lovells