O’Connors advises Jackson Canter on Cope & Co acquisition

Jackson Canter Group, one of the region’s fastest growing law firms, has acquired Cope & Co, a boutique commercial law firm with offices in Manchester and Liverpool.

The acquisition further enhances the Group’s expansion strategy announced earlier this year which will include both organic growth of its Liverpool and Manchester offices as well as the acquisition of firms whose culture and ethos is closely aligned to its own.

The acquisition of Cope & Co enhances the Group’s presence in the Commercial sector. Paul Cope will be working for QualitySolicitors Jackson Canter on a consultancy basis providing a seamless transition for Cope & Co’s clients.

Andrew Holroyd, CEO of Jackson Canter, commented: “Cope & Co have a reputation for a high standard of commercial legal services, combining innovative processes with no fuss, approachable service. Cope & Co is a natural fit for our customer centric ethos and we believe will fit seamlessly into our operating model. We are delighted to welcome them into the Jackson Canter Group as we continue to aggressively expand the business.”

Paul Cope said of the move: “I am delighted that Cope & Co will be forming part of the Jackson Canter Group.  It is a firm that shares our philosophy for serving clients’ needs in a transparent and clear way.  Working within a larger organisation will enable the provision of an unbeatable service to our clients”.

O’Connors advised Jackson Canter on the transaction.