Smooth Law acquires North West-based SorryMate Group Ltd as firm plans for further growth

The owners of Liverpool City Region based Smooth Law have acquired Warrington-based niche law firm, SorryMate Group Limited, for an undisclosed sum, demonstrating Smooth’s continued growth in the North West after a successful second quarter of 2020.

With the requisite ABS approval granted by the SRA for the deal now in place, the acquisition is another clear statement of intent from Smooth Law, with the firm’s headcount now rising to 25 across its two businesses.

With ambitious plans of continued growth throughout the region and a marketing strategy already in place to further increase turnover and employment by 2021, Smooth Law is now continuing to actively look for further growth opportunities to expand its already impressive consumer offering.

Paul McKittrick, director at Smooth Law, said:

“The acquisition of SorryMate Group Ltd is another step in the right direction for Smooth Law. We are very pleased to associate ourselves with a fellow practice that is dedicated to its clients and we will certainly be implementing an ‘if it’s not broken, don’t fix it’ attitude, to allow SorryMate to maintain its strong ethos and core values that have served it so well over the years.

“This deal will also help us weather the storm in terms of forthcoming Government-led changes to the personal injury small claims limit. These detrimental changes will now have minimal impact on our existing business model, activity and fee income, and that will help us with planned growth in quarter four and beyond.”

Fergus Dalgarno, partner at SorryMate Group Ltd, said:

“I am very excited about this deal – we look out for our biker clients like family because we are bikers too. It is clear from my conversations with Paul that the Smooth team is going to support the company’s continued growth plans, which will allow us to continue on our primary focus of looking after our biker community, which has specific needs and we pride ourselves on being bikers who really care, it’s our sole aim to get other bikers back on their feet after an accident.”

McKittrick added:

“Looking to the future now, we have the funding to acquire other practices who share our client-focused values. We welcome conversations as we actively look to expand our already growing service offer in the not so distant future.”

Smooth Law and Smooth Commercial Law are modern and responsive specialist claimant law firms. It helps clients with personal injury claims of all types, covering a wide range of commercial legal services, as well as a variety of financial mis-selling issues, respectively. In a recent client survey, 96% of clients said they would highly recommend Smooth Law.

SorryMate is a boutique law firm specialist in motorcycle, cycle and large value claims. The company assists and advises clients with potentially life-changing injuries and has a unique presence and reputation within the wider motorcycle fraternity.

The SorryMate Group Ltd purchase and the business consolidation of skill sets allows all firms to compound services to consumers across a wider range of legal services, while sharing marketing and resource costs.

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