Shakespeare Martineau to open in Manchester as expansion continues

New UK top 50 entrant to open in Manchester following Slater and Gordon partner hire


UK top 50 firm Shakespeare Martineau is to open an office in Manchester, following the hire of real estate partner Stephen Chalcraft from Slater and Gordon.

Shakespeares has grown rapidly in recent years following a series of tie-ups, culminating in the merger of Shakespeares and SGH Martineau in 2015, a deal that saw it enter the Legal Week UK top 50 for the first time after posting 2015-16 revenue of £71m.

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