(Pictured above from left: Partner Daniel Slade, Elenor Fleming, Gary Mullineaux, Jennifer Lutton, Chris Power & Fatima Bakare)
Express Solicitors has significantly boosted its team with the recruitment of six new fee earners, taking its total number of employees to 164.
Jennifer Lutton, Andrew Thorpe and Fatima Bakare have been appointed as assistant solicitors; Chris Power and Gary Mullineaux join as senior litigation executives and Elenor Fleming as a litigation executive.
In September, Express Solicitors reported a 21% increase in fee income over the last 12 months, with end of year figures increasing from £7.2 million in 2013 to £8.7 million for the year end in 2014.
It also saw caseloads grow by 45% over the same period, a year that saw it achieve ABS status from the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), secure a £4.1 million refinancing package from RBS Corporate and acquire Lavin Copitch Solicitors.
Express Solicitors specialises in personal injury and accident claims, clinical negligence claims and serious injury cases and comprises 164 employees including 54 fee earners and 15 partners.
Partner at Express Solicitors, Daniel Slade, said: “The new appointments are part of our growth strategy, which will see us appoint at least one fee earner per month, sometimes more.
“Our new recruits will be working across our road traffic accident, employers’ liability, public liability and occupiers’ liability departments, giving added support to our ever busy teams and ensuring high levels of service are maintained despite increasing caseloads.“
Assistant solicitor, Jennifer Lutton, said: “Express Solicitors is a growing firm with a reputation for quality work so it presented a great career opportunity.
“There have been so many changes and challenges over the last 18 months, which have rocked the legal sector, but it feels reassuring to be joining a firm that is facing them and thriving.“