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Sold! Talbots Law delivers auctioneer MBO

Talbots Law has recently advised the management team of Will Farmer, Judith Woolgar and Rachel Holland on its acquisition of Stourbridge-based Fieldings Auctioneers Limited.

The deal, which was led by director Mike Linford and assisted by Andrew Martin, boosts the legal firm’s growing reputation in supporting MBOs and M&A activity.

Founded in 2001, Fieldings Auctioneers has become a prominent player in the auction industry over the last 22 years, offering valuation and auctioneer services across an array of specialist areas spanning ceramics, collectables, furniture, mid-century design, vinyl, toys, glass, jewellery, militaria, and medals, to paintings, prints and watercolours.

Speaking on the exciting move, Judith Woolgar said: “Talbots guided us through the management buy-out process with professionalism, clarity, and unending patience. Andrew was always available to answer any questions and we hope this is the beginning of a mutually beneficial business relationship in the years to come.”

Mike Linford, Director and Head of Corporate & Commercial at Talbots Law, added his support: “We were delighted to work with Will, Judith and Rachel on their recent acquisition.

“The passion they have for what they do is infectious, and we look forward to continuing to work with the them as they grow the business in the future.

“Our Corporate Team continues to go from strength to strength and MBOs are just one of a number of ways in which we are able to assist our clients with their business needs.”

About Talbots Law

Founded in 1828, Talbots Law is one of the fastest growing law firms in the West Midlands, with 400 staff located in ten offices across the Black Country, Birmingham, Coventry, and North Worcestershire.

Operating 10 hours a day, 5 days a week, it was one of the first companies locally to gain the Lexcel quality mark, a promise to the client that they will receive the very best legal advice in conveyancing, corporate, employment, family, wills, trusts and estates law.

As a result of organic growth and M&A activity, legal fees have increased year-on-year and are expected to hit over £26m for 2023.

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(l-r) Judith Woolgar, Will Farmer and Rachel Holland (all Fieldings Auctioneers Ltd)

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