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Slater and Gordon has today completed its $57 million acquisition of leading Queensland personal injury specialists, Trilby Misso.
The acquisition, which was announced on June 28, 2010, had been subject to capital raising and due diligence. It was approved at a meeting of Slater and Gordon shareholders on Monday this week and finalised this afternoon.
Slater and Gordon, Executive Director, Ken Fowlie said Trilby Misso had a well established reputation in Queensland for delivering high levels of client satisfaction and positive results.
He said Trilby Misso, which will continue to run as a standalone business under its own name, was a good fit with Slater and Gordon’s core work and values.
“Both Slater and Gordon and Trilby Misso have a long history of assisting people in need of legal advice and then fighting hard for the best possible outcome,” Mr Fowlie said.
“We have admired the work and reputation that Trilby Misso has developed in Queensland and we are pleased that we’re now joining forces with a law firm that has the same commitment to quality client care and strong results.”
Trilby Misso Chief Executive Officer, Graeme McFadyen said the change would bring about new opportunities for staff and management.
“For the 150 staff members working in south-east Queensland, the acquisition will not mean a change to their current working life, but it will mean that they are now part of a national law firm and all of the expertise and resources that includes.”
“This is a very exciting time for Trilby Misso and we look forward to building our business under this arrangement.”
“We are proud of the work that we have performed and our achievements and we look forward to building on that good work.”
Mr Fowlie today welcomed Trilby Misso management and staff.
“For more than 50 years, Trilby Misso has been delivering great results to people in Queensland who have been injured and they have done this with the upmost care and concern for those clients.”
Trilby Misso has five offices in south east Queensland. The firm specialises in motor vehicle accident and workers compensation claims. Slater and Gordon has 36 offices nationally, including four in Queensland (Brisbane, Southport, Ipswich and, from July, Townsville).