PUBLISHING company Barker Brooks Media Ltd has been bought out of administration by Sleekside Ltd, an independent subsidiary of the Pelican Group.

Harrogate-based Barker Brooks, publisher of business magazines including the Leeds & Yorkshire Lawyer and niche titles such as Claims magazine, for the personal injury sector, also hosts events such as the Yorkshire Lawyer awards, the Claims Management conference and the Legal and Medical conference and provides marketing services.

The Pelican Group, which is also based in Harrogate, produces a number of specialist publications mainly focussing on niche medical sectors, bought Barker Brooks and its assets on November 9, the same day as administrators were appointed.

Julian Pitts and Andy Clay joint administrators, who were advised by law firm Clarion, said the sale secured the future of the business and the jobs of its 23 staff.