Below is the story of our expansion as featured in The Manchester Evening News and other business media.
Personal injury law firm Express Solicitors has revealed plans to create up to 30 new jobs after buying a new building close to its headquarters.
Around 40 staff from the firm’s client team and sister medical company Ontime Reports will move to the new 3,000 sq ft building on Brett Street, Northenden, which is only 50m from its offices on Palatine Road.
This will create space for up to 30 new personal injury lawyers and legal secretaries across all departments.
James Maxey, Express Solicitors’ managing partner, said: “We’ve bought this new building in preparation for a year in which we will substantially increase our number of caseloads and take on new employees, including legal secretaries, to help us deal with this extra work.
“Promoting talented and hardworking staff from within is an integral part of our plans too. It’s important for us to demonstrate to our employees that they can progress their careers here. As always, we have strong ambitions and while we will continue to train, develop and promote from within, during 2018 will also recruit quality lawyers who are committed to providing the expertise and service levels our clients have come to expect.”
The move takes its office space to 21,000 sq ft and is part of ambitious growth plans that has seen the firm increase both its caseloads and turnover by an average of 20 per cent year on year over the last five years.
The firm, which has 222 employees including 78 fee earners and 22 partners, is close to its goal of reaching a £20m turnover within three years.
To facilitate the expansion, Express Solicitors recently promoted six lawyers in its team, with Amy Cassell, Catherine Moore and Jennifer Lutton being made associate while Calum Franklin, Deepa Patel and Tom Pinney have become trainees.