Manchester-based personal injury law firm, Express Solicitors, has announced its best ever financial results, with group turnover up by 14% from last year to £31.3m.

Turnover for Express Solicitors was up from £22.6m in 2020 to £26m in 2021 while medical reporting agency, Ontime Group, increased turnover from £4.9m to £5.3m.

Caseloads over the year have grown by 36% to 19,015.

Marketing spend increased to £8.4m and has bolstered business during the pandemic, with a new website and increased PPC working alongside the firm’s existing marketing routes.

With recruitment and training carrying on as normal, head count at the firm has increased from 308 to 389 employees.

The firm has a policy of promoting from within and is proud to carry on the tradition of bringing bright new talent through the ranks, making 46 promotions across the business in the last financial year.

Express Solicitors’ Managing Partner, James Maxey said: “It’s been another successful year and we’re delighted with our progress, despite road traffic accidents and employers’ liability claims plummeting during the first lockdown.

“Our team has worked very hard to help us grow, and this has meant further opportunities for promotion and development of our lawyers and managers.  Everyone in the business has done an amazing job of stepping up through the pandemic, getting the job done and continuing to provide exceptional customer service for clients.”

In the last financial year, Express Solicitors has also bought another personal injury law firm and two caseloads, helping to cement it as one of the top firms in England and Wales specialising purely in personal injury.

Express Solicitors are ranked in The Lawyer Top 200, its lawyers and the firm are recognised in The Legal 500 and the firm is noted in Chambers and Partners. Express Solicitors specialises in personal injury and accident claims, clinical negligence claims and serious injury cases.