EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Co-operative Group

Co-operative Group

Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom


Sector: Professional services
Legal, accounting, management, architecture, engineering, technical testing and analysis activities
69.1 - Legal activities
Number Employed: 450

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 24-05-2012
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 24-05-2012
Foreseen End Date: 24-05-2017
Planned Job Creation: 3000

Additional Information

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.