Express Solicitors’ ambitious expansion plan in the PI sector sees them acquire Michael W Halsall

Express Solicitors, Top 100 law firm, completed its ambitious growth plan on 31 October 2022 by acquiring Michael W Halsall Solicitors, in Newton-le-Willows.

Managing Partner at Express Solicitors, James Maxey said: “We’re delighted to have acquired such an excellent firm with a long-standing reputation of helping injured people. We look forward to welcoming the talented staff at Michael W Halsall Solicitors on-board and this will assist in our growth. We will continue to operate from their modern premises in Newton-le-Willows. The Directors Ian and Nial have done a fantastic job building up Michael W Halsall Solicitors to the level it is now”.

The acquisition further strengthens Express Solicitors’ practice in personal injury law, with Express Solicitors now taking over 37 more staff members and 2500 ongoing cases from  Michael W Halsall Solicitors.

The outgoing Directors took their time in finding the right successor practice for the successful firm that was established in 1987.

Ian Halsall said: “We are very pleased to find a suitable firm to look after our staff, the firm’s heritage and finding the right fit was very important to us. We are pleased to see during our dealings with Express Solicitors that they are committed to client care, staff welfare and progression and wish them every success”.

Maxey said: “An exceptional service will continue for the ex-Michael W Halsall Solicitors, now Express Solicitors’ clients, aided by a smooth integration of our Proclaim case management systems. Both IT departments and legal teams are working closely together to provide a seamless transition”.

Head of RTA at Express Solicitors, Kimberley Kirkby is taking the lead on integration and will be based partly from the Newton-le-Willows office for the foreseeable future.

During the acquisition, Express Solicitors was advised by long term corporate law firm, O’Connors Solicitors, Liverpool; with Michael W Halsall Solicitors being advised by Clarke Wilmott, Manchester.

Express Solicitors, being a leading Top 100 law firm has developed its caseload considerably, with the numbers now totaling over 20,000 cases. Maxey reported that Express Solicitors were delighted to have the continued support of RBS, and are keen to look for other suitable acquisitions as they strive to become the Number 1 Claimant Personal Injury firm in the UK.

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