By: 7 February 2024
Fletchers Group expands with acquisition of Serious Injury Law

Fletchers Group has acquired serious injury specialists Serious Injury Law Ltd.

Serious Injury Law is led by equity partners Tim Walters, Matt Dixon and Ben Priestley.

Fletchers Group will incorporate the Serious Injury Law team, retaining both the Serious Injury Law brand and the offices in Bolton and Cambridge.

Fletchers Group CEO Peter Haden said the acquisition strengthens the group’s presence in the North West, creates a clear leader in the field, and brings together two teams with highly complementary relationships and capabilities.

“This is an important deal for us, in that it reinforces our leadership in serious personal injury and underscores our strategy to strengthen the group by acquiring exceptional law practices with excellent reputations.”

Haden stated that Caroline Morris, the director of serious injury, will assume overall responsibility for the combined serious injury team, which is expected to complete integration by May 1. The team will operate under the SIL brand. Kate Edwards, director of private client, will lead the court of protection team, and the clinical negligence lawyers will become part of the wider group clinical negligence team.

Commenting on the deal, Tim Walters said: “Becoming part of a bigger group will give our colleagues many more development opportunities and we are excited by the potential for Fletchers to help accelerate our plans for growth. We strongly believe we share a very similar culture and set of values, which will be important as we aim to ensure a smooth integration.”

Haden explained that the combined Group (which has also acquired Cycle SOS, Minton Morill, Emsleys’ PI division and Blume) is well-placed to support a “reboot in the public perception of the claimant sector, which has received a boost from public interest in the recent Post Office scandal.”

The Post Office scandal shows how important it is for law firms to support some of the least powerful in society and help them get access to justice and regain their self-respect when no-one in authority would give them the time of day.

“In a similar way, we help thousands of injured people who, without our support, would struggle to be heard, much less achieve the compensation they need to rebuild their lives and move forward.

 

Image: Peter Haden, CEO of Fletchers Group.
Emma Cockings
Emma is a junior editor for Claims Media.