Bravely defying the customary advice about working with children and animals, Rebecca Lawrence, a personal injury solicitor with Australia-listed firm Slater & Gordon, takes part in a visit by a petting zoo to Ronald McDonald House in Birmingham.

The firm sponsored the visit of rabbits, snakes and other wildlife to the charity, which provides free accommodation to families of children receiving treatment at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. Slater & Gordon also announced its acquisition of Manchester- and London-based personal injury practice Fentons Solicitors and the personal injury and Court of Protection practice of Cambridge-based Taylor Vinters.