£20m Law Firm Merger

Jan 13, 2021

Bennett Briegal LLP is delighted to have advised the partners of Atherton Godfrey LLP on their merger with Switalskis Solicitors, in a move that creates a £20m turnover law firm.

Mark Briegal lead the transaction with support from Paul Bennett. Bennett Briegal was introduced to Atherton Godfrey by our accountants and regular collaborators Armstrong Watson LLP.

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

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.

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

Don Bird, Senior Partner at Atherton Godfrey, said: “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.

Switalskis’ managing director, John Durkan, added: “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.”

“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.”

This is one of many law firm merger and acquisition deals that Bennet Briegal has completed since its formation nearly two years ago.

Please contact Mark Briegal on 07973 283678 or mark@bennettbriegal.co.uk to discuss your merger plans.

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