Fletchers Group acquires Emsleys Solicitors Personal Injury business
The deal will further strengthen Fletchers’ presence in Leeds and the North East and bolster its PI expertise.
Fletchers Group, one of the UK’s leading medical negligence and personal injury firms, has today announced the acquisition of Emsleys Solicitors’ Personal Injury division as part of its continued focus on growth through acquisitions.
The deal will see Emsleys’ Personal Injury division clients across areas including employers’ liability, public liability, catastrophic injury and fatal accident claims, transfer to Fletchers.
It’s expected that all 28 staff including fee earners and legal support staff, will transfer to Fletchers’ Leeds office as part of the deal, bolstering the firm’s personal injury expertise and capabilities in the region.
Comment from Fletchers CEO
Peter Haden, CEO, Fletchers Group says: “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 is 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.”
Comment from Emsleys Director
Echoing Haden’s sentiments, 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 since then has 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.