US claimant law firm Sanders Phillips Grossman has launched a new British firm, SPG Law. The firm was launched on 7 September 2018 and is based in Liverpool.
SPG Law is a partnership of top-drawer UK and US lawyers who all have expertise in group litigation related to consumer, pharmaceutical and environmental cases.
The firm is one of the largest claimant firms in the North West. The Merseyside office currently has 28 fee earners and intends to have more than 50 employees by the end of the year. SPG will be offering training contracts and pupillages to local law school graduates so watch this space.
Founding Partner Harris Pogust, who has practised in the US for over 30 years, said: “We want to bring the ‘US approach’ to group litigation to our UK clients and marry that with the talents of some of the top barristers and lawyers in the UK. We see a great opportunity to assist UK citizens who seek recompense for serious wrongs brought upon them by major multi-national corporations”
“We have chosen Liverpool as our UK base because we’re big believers in utilising the talent and resource of the region as well as the strong belief that Liverpool is a great place to start a major law firm such as ours.”
Minister for the Northern Powerhouse, Jake Berry MP said: “It is fantastic to see Liverpool attracting overseas investment, in turn bringing more jobs to the North West. As a lawyer myself, I have long believed that you do not need to be in London to enjoy a successful legal career.”