Business expansion
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Professional Services
Professional Legal And Technical Acconuting Activities
Legal And Accounting Activities
69.1 - Legal activities

3,000 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
24 May 2012
Employment effect (start)
24 May 2012
Foreseen end date
24 May 2017


The Co-operative Group, a consumer cooperative active in diverse business areas, has announced that it is to create 3,000 new jobs by expanding its legal services portfolio over the next five years. The expansion will kick-off with the set up of a family law operation in London in 2012.

The jobs will be based in Co-operative Legal Services and will primarily be in consumer and family law. Ninty percent of the roles are expected to be in legal functions, with ten percent going to support staff.


  • 24 May 2012: The Independent


Eurofound (2012), Co-operative Group, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 73706, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/73706.