Corporate law firm gunnercooke has advised on a series of transactions involving the acquisition and restructuring of Heptonstalls Solicitors.
The restructure involved the acquisitions and sales of multiple legal businesses throughout 2020, beginning with the purchase of Midlands-based law firm, HH Legal, earlier this year.
Yorkshire-based Heptonstalls Limited was acquired from Administrators in September by HH Legal, and the transactions included the subsequent sales of both the Private Client and Clinical Negligence departments to local leading law firms resulting in over 100 jobs being saved.
The final transaction was completed on November 9, 2020.
gunnercooke was instructed Dominic Weir of HH Legal and the gunnercooke team was led by corporate partner Jo Glass, supported by employment partner Melloney Guiver and property solicitor Gaynor Bannon.
Tony Sullman of Call Brian.com, who were also involved, said: “These transactions have resulted in the restructuring of multiple legal firms and have offered a strategic solution for all the businesses involved. I would like to thank the team at gunnercooke for their fantastic work. Jo Glass has many years of commercial experience in making M&A transactions run as smoothly as possible and this was invaluable throughout this complex process.”
gunnercooke is a full-service commercial law firm, founded to change the way legal services are delivered to clients and how lawyers balance their lives. The firm’s innovative model sees partners with a minimum 10,000 hours practicing experience becoming trusted advisers to their clients, providing certainty of price and delivering the best quality advice.
Jo Glass works within gunnercooke’s growing Corporate team and has over 30 years’ experience in mergers, acquisitions, and corporate restructuring.