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LEGAL


Law firm to create a ‘house of brands’


Law firm Shakespeare Martineau has announced a major strategy – with plans to more than double in size by 2023 and pursue bigger ambitions beyond that. Proactively seeking mergers,


acquisitions, team recruitment and lateral hires, the firm – which has offices in Leicester and Nottingham – will become a “house of brands” group. Already within the multi- brand model group is debt and loss recovery business Corclaim, personal injury and clinical negligence specialist firm Lime, and town planning consultancy Marrons Planning. The immediate priority for the


group is to grow the current brands, as well as welcoming new brands, across both legal and complementary services under a new group holding LLP. Sarah Walker-Smith, CEO of


Shakespeare Martineau, said: “What we’re trying to achieve, for the brands we have and those like- minded people who join us, is the best of both worlds. “So often in our industry, large


Sarah Walker- Smith, CEO of Shakespeare Martineau


and aggressive businesses will acquire firms only to destroy the very heart of that brand and the reason they have loyal clients – we want to reverse that.


Members make best law firms list


Four Chamber members have been recognised in The Times’ annual Best Law Firms list for 2021. Browne Jacobson, Freeths,


Gateley and Shakespeare Martineau feature in the table comprising the top 200 firms across England and Wales. These have all been chosen


by lawyers, who were asked to recommend other lawyers across 26 categories covering business, public and private client sectors. Freeths was commended in


11 notable areas, including commercial dispute resolution, commercial property, clinical negligence, company and commercial and employment. Senior partner Philippa


Dempster said: “It is always a good feeling to be recognised by our peers for the work we do and to retain our place in the list. Well done to all of our lawyers who work so hard for our clients, and help us continue to achieve success.”


“What we’re looking for is teams, individuals and brands that are similar to our current offering to enhance existing teams. “Also complementary locations,


service offerings, routes to market, or stand-out brands – with a loyal client base – to join our professional services group and benefit from the economies of scale, bigger buying power, higher profile and access to a wider client base, while maintaining their own personality, identity and what makes them special.” Sarah pledged to provide clients


across the UK with a better integrated experience, saying a “house of brands” approach helps to mitigate risk for any businesses that join the group as a broader sector and service offering puts it into a better position to weather economic shifts. Sarah added: “We feel now is the


right time for change. We want to create something sustainable for the benefit of all of us, and that is fit for the future. A group of strong, complementary brands each sharing a common purpose and working collaboratively to make something bigger, better and unique, while remaining at the heart of our communities.”


Banner Jones secures settlement


The personal injury law team at Banner Jones has secured a £2.8m settlement on behalf of a highways officer who suffered life-changing injuries in a serious road accident. The man, who does not want to be named, was returning from the


gym one evening in 2013 when he was struck by a car after a young woman lost control – mounting the pavement and crushing the victim against a wall.


‘The £2.8m compensation package has supported his journey to getting his life back on track’


He was rushed to hospital to receive treatment but, despite the


best efforts of the medical team and several years of rehabilitation, the damage to his leg was too extensive – resulting in below-the-knee amputation in 2019. Shortly after the incident, he instructed Banner Jones – which has


offices in Chesterfield, Mansfield and Nottingham – to secure a compensation package that would enable him to access the care and rehab he needed in order to live as normal a life as possible given the extent of his injuries. The interim payments obtained by the law firm have allowed the


client to receive various treatments, support from prosthetic specialists and to build a home to suit his living needs. Simon Wright, head of personal injury at Banner Jones,


said the injury has had a major impact on his client’s life, but added: “The £2.8m compensation package has supported his journey to getting his life back on track and means he will now be able to live independently in his new home.”


Simon Wright, head of personal injury at Banner Jones


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Photo courtesy of Ursela Kelly


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