Posted on 01 Aug 2013
Slater and Gordon Lawyers has announced today its acquisition of Perth-based law firm Gibson & Gibson.
Slater and Gordon general manager Siri Siriwardene said the acquisition would see the firm’s operations in Western Australia grow by one-third whilst maintaining its values and high service standards.
“The firm’s acquisition of Gibson & Gibson is an important step towards our goal of becoming one of Western Australia’s largest and best known legal services providers,” Mr Siriwardene said.
“We have researched the Perth legal market for two years now and have found an ideal partner to ensure our business growth and boost our presence in Western Australia.
“We share similar values and common goals of delivering quality, affordable legal services to everyday people, workers and union clients."
“The future looks bright and we’re excited to join forces with such a long established and reputable firm.”
Gibson & Gibson principal Rachel Cosentino said joining forces with Slater and Gordon would give their clients access to a greater range of legal services, and provide staff new opportunities for career development.
“We believe that with Slater and Gordon, we have found the right firm to continue to make legal services more accessible for everyone,” Ms Cosentino said.
“Slater and Gordon is a good cultural fit for us and now our clients can have the backing of Australia's best-known consumer law firm, and one that also has a global reach with offices now in the United Kingdom.”
Gibson & Gibson offer multi-service practices that include Compensation Law, Commercial Litigation, Property and Conveyancing, Estate Planning, and Industrial and Employment Law.
The existing Gibson & Gibson office on St George's Terrace will be co-branded with Slater and Gordon until the transition period is finalised and the firm is fully integrated.
An extensive due diligence process was completed prior to the acquisition’s announcement.