We have expanded our medical negligence and personal injury specialisms with the acquisition of York-based Pryers Solicitors from Pure Legal Services. This follows swiftly on from our acquisition of Doncaster firm Atherton Godfrey in December, creating a £25m turnover business with offices across Yorkshire.
Established in 2002, Pryers represents clients across the UK in medical negligence, personal injury, professional negligence claims and financial Court of Protection matters. The Switalskis group handles a range of specialist legal services including medical negligence, brain and serious injury, child abuse compensation claims, Court of Protection, family law, child care, crime, mental health law, wills and probate, residential and commercial property, employment and commercial law.
The sale by Pure Legal Services, for an undisclosed sum, will see approximately 70 legal specialists and support staff from Pryers become part of our group. The business will continue to trade under the Pryers brand from its existing base in York.
The acquisition will add around £5m turnover to the Switalskis group and increase the headcount at the firm, which operates from 12 offices across the region, to around 450 people.
Managing Director John Durkan says the acquisition represents another step forward in our long-term growth strategy:
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.
Pryers is a respected team, with a strong brand and reputation in the medical negligence and personal injury sectors. They will complement perfectly our established teams and add critical mass to the business, building further on the strategic growth that we achieved when we incorporated Atherton Godfrey into the group a few months ago.