Ex-Pannones Partner Simon McCrum is returning to Manchester - to launch a new office for his Top 250 law firm Darbys Solicitors and to bring his legal revolution to the North West.
Simon left Pannones four years ago to become Managing Partner of Darbys in Oxford - a 150-strong team with 13 specialist departments.
“Back in 2007 I could see a huge opportunity for a law firm to do things differently. I went to Darbys to launch the revolutionary PURPLE LEGAL scheme for families and BLUE LAW scheme for businesses, which give easy and free access to specialist lawyers, and a great service - every lawyer, every time. These schemes have gone great guns in the South - hundreds of thousands of families and businesses have access to them. We want to extend their benefits to families and businesses here in the North”.
Darbys has teamed up with Natasha Jones, owner of Cheshire Employment Law, to start the Northern base for Darbys.
Commented Natasha: “I was eager to join this highly unusual law firm which offers businesses and families something very different. We have a blueprint that works well. To be at the front of changes in the legal marketplace is very exciting. I have totally bought into what Simon and Darbys are trying to do