Liverpool-based MSB will bring together its family law specialists with those from Cheesman & Company as it looks to build on its period of rapid growth. Jennie Lewis reports
MSB Solicitors is joining forces with Cheesman & Company to create one of the most formidable family law teams in the North West.
Cheesman & Company specialises in family law and its team has more than 40 years’ experience servicing clients nationally. The firm brings a strong portfolio of clients and will bolster MSB’s growing family and property law teams, based across offices in Allerton and the city centre.
The deal comes as part of managing partner Emma Carey’s strategy to drive financial growth across key areas of the firm and follows the acquisition of debt recovery firm Matrix in January.
Last year, MSB reported its strongest financial results to date, topping £5m for the first time in the firm’s history. Turnover increased by 16% on the same period last year and net profit leapt by more than 50%.
Ms Carey, who assumed the managing partner role in March this year, says she is keen to continue to build on that growth through a series of planned mergers, appointments and promotions within the firm.
She says: “MSB has experienced steady and organic growth throughout its near 30 years’ trading. We now employ more than 100 people across three offices and have become a key player in Liverpool’s legal sector.
“I am delighted to welcome Cheesman & Company to the fold. Leslie and his son Christian Cheesman have long been recognised for their expertise in family law, and Andrea Cheesman in property law. They are an excellent fit for us and this move will allow us to further strengthen our family law offering.
“MSB’s 30-strong family team have developed an excellent reputation for leading the way in complex and niche areas of family law and I am certain that the experience of the team from Cheesman & Company will further power our advancement into those emerging areas of the law.”
Leslie Cheesman, senior partner at Cheesman & Company adds: “MSB has an excellent reputation in the field of family and property law and the joining of our two firms made absolute sense. The experience of our team, combined with that of MSB and the increased resource internally can only see both our firms continue to go from strength to strength.”