Press Release issued : Tuesday December 3rd 2013

On 1st December Slater Heelis LLP and city centre practice Cottrills, a long established, highly respected law firm.

Cottrills has enjoyed an enviable reputation in the legal community,  headed by Anne Irwin acting for a number of high profile, national property clients the move recognise the benefits of being able to provide a full service to clients in areas not currently covered by Cottrills, in particular family and corporate/commercial law.   Anne Irwin says: “The name of Slater Heelis still resounds in the Manchester business community and the opportunity to offer our clients the expertise afforded by Slater Heelis’ corporate/commercial team headed by Partner Geoff Blower and including the highly experienced Partner Katharine Mellor, renowned as the first female president of the Manchester Law Society, made this deal one which I did not think we should miss.”

The four partners of Cottrills will all become partners of Slater Heelis LLP with Anne becoming Managing Partner of the city centre office, Chris Bishop becoming Managing Partner at Sale and Timperley and Mike Fox moving to Senior Partner. The recent merger takes our total workforce to well over 100.

Mike Fox says “Cottrill Stone Lawless has always been a highly respected city centre practice with a reputation for providing expert advice and exceptional client service.   They have a first class client base and share our values and ethos. They care about their clients and colleagues and strive to provide a service second to none.  To be associated with Cottrills and see the name Slater Heelis reappear in the city centre makes me extremely proud.  I have no doubt that our clients will benefit from the exceptional talents of Cottrills’ experienced team”

Editors Notes: Slater Heelis LLP  is a respected and long-established full service law firm based in South Manchester and Manchester city centre that has been awarded Lexcel, the national Law Society’s law management quality mark, for ten years running. With origins dating back to 1773, Slater Heelis LLP now employs over 100 people who offer in-depth legal expertise to commercial and private clients across the fields of employment, property, corporate and commercial, litigation, family, conveyancing and wills and trusts.  Slater Heelis LLP works with a diverse client base that ranges from sports personalities and entrepreneurs, to national PLC’s, local government and not-for profit organisations.