Slater Heelis acquires insolvency law specialist

Lynsey Walker, Alison Lowe, Chris Bishop, Nick Goodman, David Vernon

Slater Heelis has acquired insolvency law specialist N J Goodman based in Altrincham.

The acquisition will bolster Slater Heelis’ existing commercial law offering.

As part of the deal, all four staff from N J Goodman have joined Slater Heelis and will be based at their new headquarters at Crossgate House in Sale. This includes the firm’s owner, Nick Goodman, senior solicitor, David Vernon and two administrative support colleagues, Alison Lowe and Lynsey Walker.

The four will work alongside Slater Heelis’ established corporate, employment and dispute resolution teams.

As Slater Heelis approaches its 250th anniversary, Chris Bishop, managing partner, said the deal felt like “final piece of the jigsaw” for the firm. 

“The N J Goodman practice is a sound business with a solid reputation and, more importantly, they are nice people to deal with, so we are delighted to welcome them, and their clients, into the Slater Heelis family.”

Nick Goodman, who founded N J Goodman in June 2000 after leaving Addleshaw Booth (as was, now Addleshaw Goddard) said: “Slater Heelis is built on solid foundations and we are really excited to merge our teams together. Between both parties, we now have real breadth and depth of experience in dealing with commercial disputes and insolvency law and together we can ensure we fully support those who find themselves in these difficult situations.

“Slater Heelis has a history and heritage that very few can boast about and we are proud to become a part of it.”