Slater & Gordon acquires UK industrial disease firm

October 24, 2013 Australian firm Slater & Gordon is set to acquire boutique industrial disease firm John Pickering and Partners in the UK. This will make Slater & Gordon’s fourth acquisition since August this year.

The acquisition will add around 27 people to Slater & Gordon’s headcount, including eight partners and 12 fee-earners.

“Our organisations have much in common, both having forged reputations in fighting for justice for asbestos victims,” said John Pickering and Partners’ managing partner Paul Glanville in a statement. “At a time when Government reforms and the insurance industry are putting greater pressure on asbestos disease victims, we feel that by combining our strengths, we’ll be able to ensure that we offer the best representation for our clients.”

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