Farleys Solicitors acquired by Lawfront, with growth through acquisitions on agenda
North West law firm Farleys Solicitors has been acquired, for an undisclosed sum, by London-based Lawfront.
However, Farleys’ existing management team and all partners remain with the firm, which will retain its identity, locations, and branding.
The firm describes the move as the next stage in its growth plans, but reiterates to clients and introducers, that it is still business as usual.
The deal follows 10 years of consistent growth for Farleys as it becomes a key partner in accelerating Lawfront’s rapid growth in the sector.
This partnership will support Farleys to grow and strengthen the firm’s offering and footprint through service development and targeted acquisitions across the North West region and beyond.
Farleys employs 150 people, including 15 partners. Lawfront’s backing provides additional resource and investment to support ambitious growth plans.
Lawfront is building a national law firm through partnering with high quality, like minded firms concentrating on private clients and services to small and medium-sized businesses.
It supports firms to develop their business through investing capital and resources in central services, systems and, most importantly, people and culture.
Farleys’ managing partner, Ian Liddle, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for Farleys and will unlock many opportunities for our already successful team to grow and develop.
“Our ethos remains the same – legal expertise with a down to earth approach, and we have already invested in a number of key appointments and practice areas over recent months, which is indicative of our commitment to increasing and strengthening our existing teams.
“With the support of Lawfront we will continue to build upon and enhance the service that we offer to our clients, whilst also looking at opportunities to grow by way of acquisition.”
Neil Lloyd, Lawfront CEO, said: “Farleys are an excellent fit for Lawfront in our strategy of backing high quality law firms – regional leaders with strong local brands who invest in developing great places to work for colleagues.
“It is another important step in delivering our vision to be a leading national law firm.”
He added: “We are deeply impressed with the positive, down-to-earth culture and commitment to client service in Farleys and are very excited about working with the team to drive further growth in the region.”