Switalskis Group MD John Durkan with Don Bird and new director Sarah Naylor.
Chloe Shakesby

Yorkshire law firm creates £20m turnover business with Doncaster acquisition

A Yorkshire law firm has announced that it is creating a £20m turnover business with its latest acquisition.

Switalskis Solicitors has completed the acquisition of Atherton Godfrey, based in Doncaster, for an undisclosed amount.

The law firm currently employs more than 250 staff, with the addition of Atherton Godfrey bringing its headcount to 380 staff across 12 offices.

The combining of the firms makes Switalskis the third largest firm in Yorkshire with offices solely in the region.

John Durkan, Switalskis’ managing director, commented: “Over the last 28 years Switalskis has grown, both organically and via a series of acquisitions, into a highly successful firm with a strong reputation and many practitioners recognised as leaders in their field, regionally and nationally.

“Atherton Godfrey is a well-respected firm throughout South Yorkshire, with a 42-year history and specialist staff covering many of the legal services required by individuals, families, organisations, and businesses.

“Over the coming weeks and months, we will work on maximising the synergies and benefits that will flow from bringing the two firms together, as well as identifying new opportunities that will see the combined group go from strength to strength.

“In short, we believe Switalskis and Atherton Godfrey can do great things together.”

Don Bird of Atherton Godfrey added:, “Atherton Godfrey has a strong reputation for providing high quality and client-focused legal services to individuals and businesses across the Doncaster and wider South Yorkshire region.

“With the benefit of the additional network and resources of the Switalskis Group, we look forward to building on this for the benefit of our clients and those who work in our business.”

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