Fletchers Solicitors in Southport

Fletchers Solicitors, one of the country’s leading consumer law firms, has been bought out by private equity investors. 

Fletchers was established in Southport in 1987 by Rob Fletcher, who is also Chair of the Southport Town Deal board. 

It is an award-winning law firm, with offices on Hoghton Street in Southport and in Manchester city centre, and currently employs 500 people.

Fletchers has been bought by an affiliate of Sun European Partners, LLP.

The acquisition was completed on the afternoon of 20th October 2021.  Terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.

Sun European Partners, LLP, is a global private equity firm which focuses on defensible businesses in growing markets with tangible performance improvement opportunities.

This announcement comes off the back of a record year for Fletchers, with revenue increasing by 40% and profit before tax increasing 39%. This performance through a period of global adversity is testament to resilience of the company.

Rob Fletcher, founder of Fletchers, said: “Fletchers has been my life for the past 34 years. I am so proud of what we have achieved in that time and so proud of the people who have been part of that achievement.

“There comes a time, however, when things have to move on and I feel that now is the right time for me to pass the baton on to the next generation.

“I believe that our Management Team, backed by Sun, have the ability to take the business to the next level and I will be just as proud watching the future development of Fletchers from the sidelines.”

Rob Fletcher, founder of Fletchers solicitors and chair of the Southport Town Deal Board

Rob Fletcher, founder of Fletchers solicitors and chair of the Southport Town Deal Board

Alexander Wyndham, Vice President at Sun European, said: “Fletchers is a well-known and well-regarded brand that has consistently taken market share.

“We are excited to partner with the firm and accelerate its substantial historic growth through investment in technology as well as undertaking a buy and build in the legal services space.”

Led by Corporate Partner Keith Melling, Napthens LLP provided corporate legal advice to Fletchers Solicitors’ management team on the transaction.

Fletchers Solicitors is one of the largest medical negligence and personal injury practices in the UK.  It specialises in serious injury, medical negligence and motorbike accidents.

More recently it has expanded into data breach and diesel emission claims.

It is in the UK’s top 100 law firms.

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