In the latest sign of health in the commercial law sector, Thames Valley technology specialist Boyes Turner has announced strongly growing profits and a recruitment drive, including at partner level. 

In the year ending 31 March pre-tax profits rose 22% to £4.2m on revenue up 8.3% to £15.5m. It is the first time that the firm's turnover has exceeded £15m. The figures are still subject to audit. 

Core sector teams in technology, development and housebuilding and leisure and hospitality all performed well, the firm said. A recruitment drive, including at partner level, has begun to meet a rise in new instructions for the firm’s corporate team. 

Andrew Chalkley, chief executive, said: 'It’s been an exceptional year. We have a strong business with a good base of existing clients and an encouraging flow of new work coming through which promises further profitable growth in the current year.' 

Andrew Chalkley, Boyes Turner

Andrew Chalkley, Boyes Turner

Reading-based Boyes Turner has 22 partners, six legal directors and more than 50 other lawyers.