Personal injury law firm Express Solicitors today said it is on track to break through the £4m turnover barrier this year as it wins more clients online.
Fast-growing Express is predicting a rise from £2.9m in 2010 to £4.1m for 2011, with a pre-tax profit of £1.3m.
The Manchester-based firm, which specialises in personal injury and accident, medical and clinical negligence and serious injury claims, has also seen its caseload grow by 41 per cent over the same period.
The increasing workload has seen staff numbers increase from 54 this time last year to 72 now.
Founder and managing partner James Maxey said Express is set to recruit its 100th employee during 2012.
Today the firm also announced it has promoted Margaret Bailey-Tsavalas, Sharon Denby and Rachel Flannigan to partner level. Their elevation takes the number of partners at Express to six.
Mr Maxey said the firm’s growth was the direct result of increased investment in marketing and a significant increase in business driven through its website.
Mr Maxey, who set up the practice, which is based in Northenden, in 2000, said: “These great results follow a strategic review and decision to focus on complex cases rather than volume.
“We are handling more complex cases due to our investment in marketing and also winning them by ensuring we employ experts in the field. Obviously, we are extremely pleased with this performance and that business continues to grow, particularly in the current economic climate.”
Mr Maxey said around 60 per cent of Express’s work comes through the InjuryLawyers4U network, while a growing proportion of cases are coming via the firm’s website, which has seen significant investment.
Express also has its own in-house costs department, which is set to grow from three to five staff, and its own team preparing medical reports, which has begun to take on work outsourced by other law firms.