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PMC Family Law is latest firm to join MSB Solicitors in merger

PMC Family Law is the latest firm lined up to join Liverpool-based MSB Solicitors as a merger has been announced.

The move is part of a wider strategy by MSB to continue growing its family law department in the North of England, and follows last year’s acquisition of Cheeseman & Company.

PMC was founded in 2016 by Pauline McNamara and is a fellow firm recognised in The Legal 500 guide.

News of the merger follows the recent appointment of former PMC lawyer John Owens and will see PMC’s eight staff, including McNamara, join MSB, which now operates four offices in Liverpool and Widnes.

McNamara, who specialises in all aspects of family law including divorce, financial ancillary relief and pre and post-marital settlements, will head up the firm’s growing private client department.

PMC Family Law has evolved into a niche family law practice specialising in high net worth divorce settlements, including valuation of businesses and complex pension and tax issues.

MSB’s managing partner Emma Carey, who was formerly head of family at the firm, says: “I have known and admired Pauline McNamara for a number of years and she and her team have a fantastic reputation in family law.

“I’m genuinely excited for them to be joining our brilliant and highly-motivated MSB family team. The considerable experience they bring opens up huge opportunities for MSB as a firm.”

McNamara adds: “I have been impressed by Emma’s career and am particularly excited about her vision for the future of her firm, her commitment to community and her employees, which is aligned with our core principles.

“There is a synergy between the practices whereby we will benefit from each other’s expertise.”