Nottingham employment law firm sold to private equity-backed group

Ginny Hallam

Halborns, the employment law firm set up by Ginny Hallam in 2013, has been sold to Limerston Capital-backed AdviserPlus.

Halborn specialises in HR and employment law services and was set up by Hallam after she left Geldards, where she was partner.

AdviserPlus is a leading provider of specialist HR services to large enterprises. The group employs more than 250 HR specialists across three offices in Liverpool, Yorkshire and Northampton. The deal follows AdviserPlus’ acquisition of HR platform implementation experts, Succeed, an investment in SaaS HCM platform ElementSuite, and its acquisition of organisational change and outplacement specialist Working Transitions.

Hallam said: “Becoming part of the AdviserPlus group is such an exciting prospect for our team and clients. It was clear from day one that our values are aligned, services complimentary and our passion for innovation and exceptional performance shared.

“Being part of the AdviserPlus group means greater opportunities to innovate and further enhance our proactive approach to employment law advice.”

Eclipse Corporate Finance advised Halborns on the deal.

Ali Robertson, managing director of Eclipse, said: “I am delighted to have supported Ginny in achieving an excellent outcome. Halborns offers a truly differentiated proposition within the employment law market and the combination with AdviserPlus will create numerous exciting

Eclipse worked alongside Rachel Bennett and Will Bowler of Flint Bishop, who acted as legal advisers to Ginny Hallam.