By: 12 October 2023
Emsleys Solicitors joins forces with Fletchers Group

One of the UK’s leading medical negligence and personal injury firms, Fletchers Group, has announced the acquisition of Leeds-based Emsleys Solicitorspersonal injury division as a part of its continued growth strategy through acquisitions.  

It is expected that all 28 staff including fee earners and legal support staff will transfer to Fletchers’ Leeds office, with Emsleys personal injury clients in areas such as employers’ liability, public liability, catastrophic injury and fatal accident claims, now being assisted by Fletchers. This will bolster the firm’s personal injury expertise in the region.   

Peter Haden, CEO of Fletchers Group stated; “Emsleys personal injury business has an outstanding track record and is a strong addition to Fletchers Group. Both firms have the same core values, delivering the very best outcomes and putting clients’ needs first, making us a natural fit. We look forward to welcoming the team and their clients to the business. 

“The acquisition of Emsleys fits in line with our strategy to acquire high-quality, complementary companies that grow and enhance the Fletchers’ offering, extend our reach in the region and expand our client base. 

“We have high growth ambitions and are lucky enough to have both an exceptional leadership team and the financial support to allow us to take advantage of opportunities in the personal injury sector like this when they come along.” 

Andrew Greenwood, director at Emsleys Solicitors says: “We felt it was a good time to transition the personal injury division to a partner that could help the business navigate its next phase of growth. The enthusiasm of the Fletchers’ team, together with the firm’s reputation in the sector, exciting ambitions and people-centric culture, will provide our team with the support, resource and expertise to both serve our existing clients and pursue new opportunities. It will allow us to focus more on our non-personal injury services going forward.” 

Fletchers Group was acquired by an affiliate of investment firm Sun European Partners, LLP in October 2021 and has since added Leeds-based medical negligence specialists Minton Morrill and national cycle claims practice Cycle SOS to its business portfolio. The opening of a new office in Leeds city centre in February 2023 further strengthened its commitment to Leeds and the wider region. 

 

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Emma Cockings
Emma is the content editor for Yorkshire Legal News. Emma is an experienced writer with a background in client-centric personal injury law for a major firm. She has attended and reported on numerous high-profile legal events in Yorkshire.