O’Connors advises Pure Legal Costs on Connect Costs acquisition

Pure Legal Costs Consultants, the firm set up by former Compass Costs founder Phil Hodgkinson, has made its first acquisition by bringing on board York firm Connect Costs.

The deal brings 13 new staff to Pure, although the current management team will remain in place, headed by Jon-Paul Burnett.

Mr Hodgkinson said: “Connect Costs have a fantastic and hugely experienced team of costs draftsmen, who specialise in clinical negligence, catastrophic injury, high-value commercial litigation and multi-claimant product liability cases. These are all areas which require specific expertise, and as our incoming work volumes in these areas continue to rise, it was imperative that we increased our skills set and capacity to take work.”

Around 150 people currently work across the whole Pure Legal group which late last year made its first law firm acquisition by buying York firm Pryers Solicitors.

O’Connors advised Pure Legal Costs Consultants on the transaction.