Australian firm Slater & Gordon gets approval for £53.8m acquisition of UK firm RJW

May 2, 2012 The Solicitors Regulation Authority has granted regulatory approval to Australian firm Slater & Gordon for its £53.8 million acquisition of UK law firm Russell Jones & Walker, clearing the way for the completion of the buy out. Under the terms of the deal, RJW equity partners have exchanged ownership of a traditional partnership for share-ownership in Slater Gordon.

RJW chief executive officer Neil Kinsella said :“We are in the midst of a changing landscape in the UK and we want to be at the forefront of that change – both in a regulatory sense and in service delivery”.

He added: “One thing that will not change is our commitment to make access to justice available and affordable to all because that’s a common goal that we share with Slater & Gordon and it’s one of the things that attracted us to them in the first place." 


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