16 July 2019

LAW is Empire building in legal services

Categories: International Financial Services District Glasgow | Published: 11/04/2018 | Views: 739
Article from www.ifsdglasgow.co.uk

Law At Work (LAW), the Glasgow based employment law, HR and health & safety specialists acquired leading Aberdeen HR and Employment Law firm, Empire this month.


The combined firm brings LAW's strong Central Belt presence together with Empire's market-leading position in the North-East to become Scotland's leading consultancy, within the top five in the UK.


This transaction will see the new firm boast close to 1,000 clients UK-wide, with a projected combined turnover of £5.5m.


Law at Work and Empire have been pioneers in bringing fixed fee services to businesses facing legal and regulatory challenges for more than a decade. The new group has 70 staff across offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Inverness.


The deal sees Empire founder and CEO Steve Cook (pictured right), and current managing director PJ Chalmers, joining the board and becoming shareholders in LAW.


Magnus Swanson from LAW, chairman of the new group (pictured left), said: "It's a great opportunity for us to provide the best support for UK businesses to meet the rising challenges of legal compliance, while having the certainty and transparency of fixed fees. From GDPR to tribunals and health & safety compliance, pressure on busy employers has never been greater."

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