Bryant McKinnon Lawyers partners Heather McKinnon and Benjamin Bryant have taken over from Slater & Gordon. Picture:  Raymond Mather Photography

SLATER & Gordon has agreed to sell its Coffs Harbour family law practice to local lawyers, Benjamin Bryant and Heather McKinnon.

Both lawyers were employed by the multinational firm to build the regional practice, which opened 10 years ago.

Late last year a consortium of international hedge funds took control of publicly listed Slater & Gordon and by February the company announced plans to downsize.

Investment firm KordaMentha was appointed to wind down or divest their succession, criminal and family law divisions, affecting regional practices across Australia.

The good news is an agreement has now been made to divest the Coffs Harbour family law practice back to its principal lawyers, who take over under their new “100% local” banner, Bryant McKinnon Lawyers.

Bryant McKinnon team Tracy Lee-Smith, Gemma Rope, Benjamin Bryant & Heather McKinnon Picture: Raymond Mather Photography

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