Slater & Gordon set to take over Leo Abse & Cohen

Acquisition-hungry Australian legal giant Slater & Gordon has rolled into Cardiff and pinpointed personal injury and trade union firm Leo Abse & Cohen as its next merger target.

News of the proposed tie-up comes just weeks after the firm sealed a deal with East Midlands firm Flint Bishop to take on its Injured Patient Claims arm.

In statements released today both firms confirmed they were in talks but said an agreement was yet to be reached.

Leo Abse & Cohen has a colourful history in Cardiff with many local lawyers still associating the firm with its founder, lawyer and labor politician Leopold Abse.

One local lawyer said it was rumoured that all the firm’s lawyers once went on strike over pay. Let’s hope they don’t give legacy Pannone partners any ideas.

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