Law Firm News

According to a new report from EY, Manchester will become the most successful city out of the South by 2020 with employment figures going through the roof. And in an industry which is expanding is legal services across a variety of different industries. The legal scene in Manchester is as diverse and interesting as the people of the city. And as we get closer to the Manchester Legal Awards at the start of March with firms like Mills and Reeve, Slater and Gordon and Shoosmith all battling it out for the top prize we have the low down on how this industry is moving in the year 2016.

And there is definitely money to be made in this industry, one of Manchester’s most prestigious property and business law firms Ratio Law LLP recently doubled their annual turnover as the firm billed £724,000 – an increase of £233,000 achieved over the course of just 12 months.

Starting with some great news for Manchester’s burgeoning business scene, BCL Legal a Manchester based law firm has been named one of the best small companies to work for in the country by the prestigious Sunday Times List.

As with BCL Legal there has been a noticeable shift with law in Manchester towards a more local and intimate level in order to converse a level of personality within the area therefore the people of Manchester start to trust their lawyers more and create more employment in the community. And Horwich Farrelly are doing just that, the insurance industry law firm is strengthening their team with fifteen new trainees helping nurture community talent and help those who might not have traditionally considered a career in law before.

Plus Horwich Farrelly aren’t the only ones expanding their Mancunian talent pool, North West law firm SAS Daniels is expanding their property base in the area in order to keep up with the heating up in the Northern housing market. SAS Daniels have now hired five legal property specialists to join their team for a better understanding of a local level legal practices.

Burcher Jennings one of the world’s leading legal services firms is joining forces with Kings Legal Costing to create a new Manchester office as the demand for services grow. Many of them are now seeing the writing on the wall as corporate law firm Addleshaw Goddard has revealed plans to move its Manchester office to One St Peter’s Square next year. Similarly Bury-based law firm Clough and Willis are expanding and creating a Bolton office.

Evidenced by the amount of companies coming to the are going to make the next years Manchester Legal Awards a ravenously fought over prize as we saw law practices in Manchester grow from strength to strength in 2016.

By Katie Beech   -   20-02-2016

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