£20m turnover business created from law practice acquisition

12th January 2021

We have advised Switalskis Solicitors on the acquisition Atherton Godfrey LLP, in a move that forms a business with a £20m turnover.

Our corporate specialist solicitor, Lucy Holroyd, and commercial partner, Karen Crutchley, advised Switalskis, a longstanding client of ours, on the acquisition.

Yorkshire-based law firm Switalskis employs over 250 staff across 11 offices, handling a range of specialist legal services including medical negligence, brain and serious injury, child care, wills and probate, residential and commercial property, family law, and inquests.

Atherton Godfrey, based in Doncaster, specialise in commercial, property, personal injury, medical negligence, wills and probate, family and employment law.

The combined Switalskis Group will employ 380 staff across 12 offices in West, North, and South Yorkshire.

Switalskis’ managing director, John Durkan, said: “Over the last 28 years Switalskis has grown, both organically and via a series of acquisitions, into a highly successful firm with a strong reputation and many practitioners recognised as leaders in their field, regionally and nationally.

“Atherton Godfrey is a well-respected firm throughout South Yorkshire, with a 42-year history and specialist staff covering many of the legal services required by individuals, families, organisations, and businesses.

“Over the coming weeks and months, we will work on maximising the synergies and benefits that will flow from bringing the two firms together, as well as identifying new opportunities that will see the combined group go from strength to strength.”

Don Bird, of Atherton Godfrey, added: “Atherton Godfrey has a strong reputation for providing high quality and client-focused legal services to individuals and businesses across the Doncaster and wider South Yorkshire region.

“With the benefit of the additional network and resources of the Switalskis Group, we look forward to building on this for the benefit of our clients and those who work in our business.”

As longstanding clients, the latest deal demonstrates that other law firms trust us to advise them.

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