Knights reports strong growth

Knights reports strong growth

After making a pledge to recruit 100 more professionals during 2016, law firm Knights has smashed its annual target in the first quarter after growing its workforce by 120 since January.

Knights, the leading regional professional services business with offices in Chester and Hale, is recruiting up to seven new professionals a week and 33 are based in the North West.

A recent report published by The Law Society identified that each £1 of extra turnover in the sector stimulates £1.39 in the rest of the economy and every 100 jobs in legal services help to support a further 67 jobs.

As increasing numbers of legal firms are forced into mergers or acquisitions to survive in a growing competitive market, Knights continues to buck the trend and attracts specialists in franchising, equine, education, renewables and private client to add to its growing team.

David Beech, CEO for Knights said that growth in the legal sector was imperative to help support a thriving economy.

“We’re recruiting across all levels from partners to paralegals strengthening our asset management, conveyancing, commercial and non-legal teams,” said Beech.

“We have been working with UK-wide companies for years to help them with their business needs. With a growing team of 375 and more than half of our professionals working within real estate and many more in commercial, asset management, employment, tax and private client we’re growing all the time to meet the demand for our services.

“Because the need for legal services is entrenched in every business, law firms do make a significant contribution to the economy and now we’re making steps to diversify and offer more non-legal services to our clients.

“We’ve always had a long-term plan to invest in our employees and we have structured the business to ensure that we can consistently maintain an ongoing recruitment programme across our seven regional offices,” he added.

Knights is a UK top-70 law firm with more than 375 professionals and a £40 turnover. The firm has offices in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Cheltenham, Chester, Hale, Derby, Oxford and Colchester.