Outset UK Group expands presence in south-west

Kent based legal firm Outset Legal LLP, has acquired Nicholas Moore Specialist Employment Lawyers as part of the continued expansion of the Outset UK Group that provides businesses across the UK with innovative solutions to their legal and business service needs.

The acquisition bolsters the expertise of Outset’s already formidable employment law offering, and their office in the West Country provides a convenient hub for existing and future Outset UK Group clients.  Outset UK Group offers a comprehensive range of legal and business strategic and operational services to national and regional organisations throughout the UK.  Through this acquisition, further household names are added to the already expansive client list, alongside a range of regional businesses.

Image shows Jonathan Gauton, CEO, Outset UK Group (right) and Nicholas Moore, on completion of the deal

Image shows Jonathan Gauton, CEO, Outset UK Group (right) and Nicholas Moore, on completion of the deal

Speaking on completion Nicholas Moore said “We’ve known Jonathan and his leadership team for a while, and we are excited to be joining Outset.  Our firms share very similar values and approaches, and I’m sure our clients will benefit further from our shared expertise and innovation”.

This is not the first acquisition for the Outset UK Group. In 2014 Outset bought UK Health, Safety & Environmental Training Limited, to provide clients with a comprehensive solution to their health & safety support and training needs.

“Acquiring Nicholas Moore fits well with our vision to harness expertise and smart technology to provide the practical legal and business services required by modern business. As well as employment law, our legal division provides corporate, commercial and property law services for businesses. Our innovative approach and strong emphasis on a relationship led approach is resulting in record growth. At the same time we continue to grow and develop our Business Consulting, HR solutions and safety divisions which are producing exciting opportunities.”  said Jonathan Gauton, CEO , Outset UK Group.

“I very much look forward to working with Nicholas and his team, and I’m glad we were able to find an early conclusion to negotiations and provide Nicholas Moore Specialist Employment Lawyers clients with the reassurance of knowing that the expertise and the people they trust will continue within the Outset UK Group”.


Press contact: John Austin-Brooks 07860 507753 john.austinbrooks@outsetuk.com

Outset Legal LLP, Outset (UK) Limited and UK Health, Safety & Environmental Training Limited are part of the Outset UK Group which offers a creative and intelligent response to the complexity of business strategy, risk and compliance. We are a progressive legal and business services group including a solicitor practice providing organisations with an integrated blend of legal, consulting and safety solutions.  We believe that there is a better way to deliver legal and business services.


Established in 2002, Outset supports a range of sectors and businesses across the south-east of England and throughout UK, from its head office in Maidstone, Kent. www.outsetuk.com