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Schofield Sweeney advised Switalskis Solicitors on its acquisition of the Clinical Negligence, Brain and Serious Injury teams from South Yorkshire firm, HLW Keeble Hawson.
From Monday 21 November, Mark Hollinghurst and Janet Baker will join the firm as Directors, bringing with them an experienced team of lawyers and support staff. Both of the new Directors are recommended by the Legal 500 as leading lawyers. The newly expanded team will comprise of 27 specialist injury lawyers operating out Huddersfield, Doncaster and Sheffield.
The merging of the two teams enhances the scope of serious injury services offered by Switalskis Solicitors. Combined with the national expertise provided by the firms’ Child Abuse compensation team, this deal consolidates the firms’ reputation for handling complex injury cases.
"This latest deal follows a string of practice acquisitions over the past 4 years which will see the firm double its turnover to £15m. The rapid growth of our private client and claimant practise has also meant we’ve dramatically reduced our reliance on Legal Aid as an income stream from 75% to 25% of the firm turnover across the same period, whilst at the same maintaining our reputation and brand for providing quality legal services to individuals." Managing Director, John Durkan