Macpherson + Kelley Lawyers (M+K) has entered the market for family law services in NSW as a result of its merger with Musgrave Lister Family Lawyers.
M+K employs over 170 people, made up of over 75 Lawyers including 29 Principals. The firm operates from three offices located in Melbourne, Dandenong and Sydney. Gross fee revenue is believed to be in the vicinity of $42m. It has been reported recently that M+K is likely to engage in further merger activity in the short term.
The firm has had a presence in family law in Victoria for some time. The move in NSW, combined with further expansion plans, could position it to become a significant player in family law services across two or more states.
On 1 July 2010 Joanne Lister, from merger partner Musgrave Lister Family Lawyers, became a principal of M+K and will lead the firm’s Sydney family law team.