Fairpoint acquires Manchester's Colemans

Chorley-based professional services firm Fairpoint Group has acquired consumer legal services support specialist Colemans for £9m.

FairpointManchester-based Colemans consists of Colemans-CTTS LLP, CT Support Services Ltd and Holiday TravelWatch Ltd.

Colemans is a consumer-focused legal services provider with expertise in volume personal injury, conveyancing and travel law and has more than 200 employees, including 47 fee earners based at offices in Stretford, Kingston and Acton.

The company claimed revenue of £19m to year end April 30.

Fairpoint chief executive Chris Moat said: “We continue to gather strong momentum in our agenda of reshaping the group towards a broader consumer professional services organisation, whilst maintaining a solid cash generative performance in debt solutions.

“The acquisition of Colemans provides a substantial stimulus to this objective and a platform for further progress."