Fisher & Fisher Solicitors in key acquisition

Making the acquisition announcement in Newcastle are (from left) Meabh McArdle and Catherine Gilmartin from Fisher & Fisher with Lesanne Green and Aedin Bradley from Colman R Hanna
Gary McDonald Business Editor

NEWRY-headquartered legal practice Fisher & Fisher has acquired Colman R Hanna Solicitors in Newcastle for an undisclosed sum.

With six locations across the north, Fisher & Fisher - which is owned by McGuigan Malone Holdings Ltd - has been operational for almost 125 years, offering a wide range of legal services from its offices in Belfast, Kilkeel, Rathfriland, Donaghadee and Newcastle as well as in Newry.

This latest acquisition for Fisher & Fisher will see the amalgamated practice operate from Colman R Hanna's offices at its larger premises on Causeway Road in Newcastle.

Jacqueline Malone from Fisher & Fisher said: “We're delighted to be bringing Colman R Hanna Solicitors into the Fisher & Fisher family.

“We already have a well-established practice in Newcastle, and we believe this acquisition will further strengthen our legal capability and our brand reputation in the south and east Down region.

“Clients will notice very little change immediately as the team from Colman R Hanna Solicitors will be joining us, including well-known solicitors Aidan Hanna, Aedin Bradley and Lesanne Green.

“We will retain the Colman R Hanna Solicitors name for a period of time as we integrate and welcome the team into Fisher & Fisher.”

Aidan Hanna from Colman R Hanna added: “Fisher & Fisher is a family-owned practice which puts people at the heart of everything it does and has similar values to ours. Together as one team, we will continue to grow and to offer the highest levels of service and expertise to our clients present and future.”

The total staff numbers at Fisher & Fisher's offices will increase to 49 with the retention of nine personnel at Colman R Hanna Solicitors.