Mincoffs Solicitors acquires leading law firm Particular Legal
Newcastle’s Mincoffs Solicitors has acquired niche technology-focused law firm, Particular Legal.
Effective from November 1, the acquisition will add further strength and depth to Mincoffs’ corporate and commercial teams, and is set to consolidate the firm’s position in the technology and digital sector.
Matthew Rippon, who founded Particular Legal with Deb McGargle in 2011, is said to be one of the UK’s leading lawyers in the tech startup space and will join the Mincoffs team as a consultant.
Matthew will continue to support early stage businesses in various mentoring roles including Telefonica’s Wayra accelerator programme and the Northumbria University Graduate Enterprise Programme.
Led by partner Antony Hall, Mincoffs’ commercial services team has grown, increasing its revenue by a significant margin over the past two years.
Antony Hall said: “Particular Legal has built up an enviable reputation within the North East’s technology community and brings a diverse range of specialist expertise that will complement and bolster the capabilities of our existing teams.
“The acquisition underlines the position of Mincoffs as a leading firm in the technology and digital sector. I have no doubt they will be a great addition to our business.”
Particular Legal’s portfolio of clients range from technology startups to established owner managed businesses.
The team provides commercial legal advice related to intellectual property and technology issues.
Matthew added: “I am excited by the next stage in our journey. We’ve come a long way over the last eight years, as has the tech sector as a whole.
“We believe that the combination of Particular Legal’ s unique take on the delivery of legal advice with the range of services offered by Mincoffs is a winning formula for the legal market.”