Frenkel Topping has acquired legal consultancy Bidwell Henderson Costs Consultants. The acquisition is a step forward in consolidating the pre-settlement market in personal injury and clinical negligence.
Bidwell Henderson, based in Derbyshire and Newcastle-upon-Tyne, specialises in areas such as housing, court of protection, judicial review and clinical negligence. Owners Rebecca and Mark Bidwell and Ann Henderson head up the firm.
Last year, Frenkel Topping raised £13m to fund acquisitions in the PI and clinical negligence market. As a result, Frenkel Topping has honed in on these markets, including making two strategic acquisitions in February.
The deal is worth £1.48m and will add 55 employees across 2 offices to Frenkel Topping.
Richard Fraser, chief executive officer of Frenkel Topping, said:
“I am delighted to welcome Bidwell Henderson to the group. Over the past seven years Mark, Ann and Rebecca have built a leading legal costs consultancy and were well known to the group prior to discussions around the acquisition.
“This acquisition is in line with our strategy of maximising touch points in the PI and clinical negligence space. This additionally comes with the added benefit of being able to sell Frenkel Topping services into existing Bidwell Henderson clients.”
Ms Bidwell, added:
“We could not be more delighted to become part of the Frenkel Topping Group. Bidwell Henderson is a growing business providing an array of legal services to lawyers. We therefore have strategic and ambitious plans for the future.
“Becoming part of the Frenkel Topping Group will help us achieve those goals and provide additional opportunities for our team. With the help of our bespoke and comprehensive in-house training programme and our exceptional team members, we are looking forward to bringing new opportunities to the market and being able to support more lawyers.”
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