31st July 2006

Dow Schofield Watts LLP advised the management team of Taylor Patterson Group Limited (“Taylor Patterson”) on their management buy-out.

The management team of Taylor Patterson has increased its stake in the Company from 10% to 55%

Since formation, Taylor Patterson has grown from a 2 person partnership to become one of the leading firms of Independent Financial Advisers and General Insurance Brokers in the North, employing 50 staff and operating principally from its office in Preston with additional satellite operations in Sheffield and Cumbria. It offers specialist pension and investment advice to corporate clients and high net worth individuals.