Core Assets Group acquires leading family expert witness firm

From: Core Assets Group
Published: Thu Jul 12 2012

Core Assets Group, the international children's services provider, has announced the acquisition of Carter Brown Associates Ltd, the UK's leading family expert witness firm.

This latest acquisition brings greater depth and breadth to the Core Assets existing portfolio of services as it continues to expand in the children and families sector.

Established in 2001, Carter Brown Associates delivers bespoke expert witness services to legal professionals who operate in the family courts. With headquarters in Mansfield, the company employs 25 staff who support a network of 200 expert associates including paediatricians, psychiatrists, psychologists and independent social workers with experience in both family law and criminal law proceedings.

Commenting on the acquisition, Core Assets executive chairman, Jim Cockburn said: "This latest move strengthens our ability to deliver a range of services and will add an important new dimension to the Group. It complements Core Assets' existing portfolio of work with children and families, and further demonstrates our commitment to invest in the sector.

"Core Assets Group can now integrate the hugely specialised expert witness services of Carter Brown to offer a broader and comprehensive spectrum of services to meet increased customer demand, both in the UK and overseas."

Christine Carter, one of the original owners of Carter Brown will continue to run the company as it seeks to grow and develop. Planned areas of growth include further moves into criminal proceedings and forensic work.

Core Assets has confirmed that no redundancies will arise as a result of the acquisition.

About Core Assets:
Core Assets Group is a privately owned organisation was founded 18 years ago. With its international headquarters based in Bromsgrove, the agency operates in 10 countries, providing a range of services across the social care sector, including foster care, family intervention and support, adoption support, educational provision, therapy, children’s domiciliary care and contact services, through to consultancy, training as well as recruitment and resourcing. The Group aims to make a positive and lasting difference to vulnerable children and families around the world. Companies within the Group include Foster Care Associates (FCA), Fostering People, Core Children’s Services and Outcomes UK.

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