Manchester-based personal injury law firm, Express Solicitors, has significantly boosted its team with the recruitment of six new fee-earners.
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.
Daniel Slade, partner at Express Solicitors 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.’
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.’
In September, Express Solicitors reported a 21% increase in fee income over the last 12 months, with end-of-year figures increasing from £7.2m in 2013 to £8.7m for the year end in 2014. It also saw caseloads grow by 45% over the same period – a year that saw it achieve alternative business structure status from the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
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.