Pannone, firmly established as one of the country’s leading regional law firms, was acquired by Slater & Gordon, the world’s first publicly listed law firm in February 2014. The Slater & Gordon group has more than 1,200 employees, across 18 offices in 13 locations offering a wide range of legal services to individuals and businesses.
The firm is committed to delivering exceptional legal services with the highest standard of service, with a personal touch that really makes the difference. The firm’s approach to service is entirely client focused and multidisciplinary in nature. The firm is renowned for building long-term relationships. This is achieved through excellence in legal service in client care, the quality of its people and the on-going in-house development of cutting-edge technologies.
The firm: The firm acts for a diverse range of clients, from private individuals to businesses of all sizes. Its private client groups continuously lead the way in the sector, acting in cutting-edge cases under the Human Rights Act. The firm has secured some of the highest awards in the country for personal injury and clinical negligence claims, attracting leading divorce and family cases in the North of England and managing finances on behalf of its Court of Protection clients.
Among other business services, its regulatory team has an excellent reputation in the market place for work in fraud and corporate crime. It is particularly recognised for its work in advising senior management and individuals of major corporate institutions on internal investigations and enforcement proceedings.
The firm’s real estate team continues to be a prominent force in the sector, acting for clients such as Manchester City Council, The Homes and Communities Agency, Transport for Greater Manchester, Thames Water, Urban Splash and Schuh Limited.
Types of work undertaken: Individual services: the firm’s multi-skilled team offer a diverse range of services designed to protect the interests of individuals during what can often be a distressing time.
The firm’s clinical negligence team is one of the largest dedicated teams in the UK and its personal injury team has a demonstrable national and international reputation for the quality of its work, the size of settlements obtained and expertise in handling multi-party and complex claims.
In addition to advising clients on family matters, wills, house purchases and financial planning, the firm also provides expertise in areas that few law firms cover, such as child abduction, Court of Protection and international property transactions.
Business services: the firm provides a full service legal offering to businesses of all types, including real estate, construction, dispute resolution, employment, public sector and regulatory.
Connect2Law: the Network of Independent Solicitors operated by law firms for law firms, which sees over 2,700 member firms enjoy a host of benefits. The network enables member firms to offer their clients a full service proposition by referring work that they cannot undertake themselves while benefiting from a written non-poaching agreement and a share of the fees. Connect2Law partners with 12 law firms across the UK, who have become regional ‘hubs’ and manage the network in their local area.
Number of LLP members 39
Number of solicitors 81
Number of other fee-earners 94
Above material supplied by Pannone, part of Slater & Gordon.