Slater & Gordon completes on acquisition of John Pickering and Partners
02 Dec, 2013
Slater & Gordon have announced a commitment of more than half a million pounds to help fund research in to the social and medical issues that impact their clients.
This comes on the same day that the deal to acquire the highly regarded asbestos and industrial disease practice John Pickering and Partners is completed.
The newly created Slater & Gordon Social and Medical Research Fund will be a not-for-profit research and educational fund established to support information sharing amongst healthcare professionals in both the UK and Australia.
Slater & Gordon have a proud history of supporting social justice and philanthropic causes and have donated more than half a million pounds to asbestos and medical research in Australia over the last seven years.
As part of this fund there will be a provision for financial support for on-going efforts to understand and tackle asbestos-related disease as part of our support for the victims.
There will be a commitment from Slater & Gordon of more than £565,000 over the next six years and there is also the possibility of further donations of funds from clients.
Neil Kinsella, head of UK at Slater & Gordon, said: “Today is an important day for us as John Pickering and Partners becomes part of Slater & Gordon and to mark this we have decided to also announce the news that we will be launching an international fund for research in to the social and medical issues which impact clients of the firm.
“Not only will we be combining our experience and talents to mean that we are in the best possible position to offer clients world class legal services, we will also be in a position to use the Slater & Gordon Social and Medical Research Fund to support information sharing amongst healthcare professionals and provide us with a platform to advocate for change of behalf of our clients.”
The fund will be managed by an advisory board to be appointed over the next few months and will comprise of representatives of Slater & Gordon and independent members, either drawn from social and medical research across the UK and Australia or with experience in understanding the needs of clients and the capability gaps.