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Pearson acquires Sarah Dixon & Co Solicitors

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Pearson Solicitors and Financial Advisers has expanded into Rochdale with the acquisition of Sarah Dixon & Co Solicitors.

Rochdale Solicitors

The growth is part of a strategic plan by the firm to move into new areas, develop its service offering into the Milnrow and Rochdale, and bring good quality legal services to individuals and businesses.

Sarah Dixon is a well-respected and trusted local solicitor and the move has been welcomed by her, and her team.  Staff members will be retained, and Sarah will continue to work alongside the teams at Pearson Solicitor, some of whom will be based at the Milnrow, Rochdale office.

As well as strengthening and expanding the already existing Family Law and Private Client practice on offer at Sarah Dixon, the move will also bring conveyancing, personal injury, medical negligence, employment law, as well as legal services for business, and financial services to the Rochdale area.

Based in North Manchester and Oldham, the move by Pearson Solicitors sees the firm now grow to five offices and over 80 staff.

“Taking over this established Milnrow firm is an honour and we hope to continue the personal service and excellent client care Sarah has developed for her clients,” said Pearson Solicitors, Director and Practice Manager, Joanne Ormston.

“Culturally it is perfect fit for Pearson as we like to think we place the same emphasis on client satisfaction and will build on the solid foundations Sarah has built, whilst at the same time bringing other legal services into the area,” added Joanne.

“This is a significant move for Pearson and one which reflects our ambitious growth plans for 2024 and beyond.”

Sarah Dixon & Co Solicitors

Commenting on the acquisition, Solicitor, Sarah Dixon added:

"I have given this a great deal of thought as the business has been built up by me for many years and is personal to me.  Pearson Solicitors are a well-respected firm with generations of clients and traditions, but at the same time ready to take the business forward and finding a firm with the same ethos as myself was a vital factor.”

“I am pleased Pearson have taken on board my staff and are bringing a professional full service law firm to the area, it’s a great fit and I am sure we have an exciting year ahead of us.”

Sarah Dixon and Co will now form part of the Pearson Solicitors and Financial Advisers firm led by Director Joanne Ormston, and other directors Christopher Burke and Richard Eastwood.

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Please note that the information and opinions contained in this article are not intended to be comprehensive, nor to provide legal advice. No responsibility for its accuracy or correctness is assumed by Pearson Solicitors and Financial Advisers Ltd or any of its members or employees. Professional legal advice should be obtained before taking, or refraining from taking, any action as a result of this article.

Written by Joanne Ormston


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