Freeths announce another successful year
Top 60 UK law firm Freeths LLP has announced another consecutive year of growth, with turnover for the current year increasing to £72 million.
Freeths’ management board recognise these figures are only achievable by all members of staff putting in a great deal of hard work and commitment over the past 12 months and as a result, all staff will be rewarded with a bonus payment in May.
The Birmingham office of Freeths is now their third largest by turnover and has had a number of recent senior staff hires including Louise Wilson as a dispute resolution partner, Jason Richards as a commercial partner and John Craig as senior Immigration manager. With 11 offices across the UK, Freeths has a presence in the majority of the main cities and has seen staff numbers increase from 683 in 2015 to a current total of 784. The firm has a client base ranging from local businesses and public sector organisations to national and international household names.
Richard Beverley, Managing Partner of the Birmingham office, commented:
“Our continued growth, locally and nationally, notwithstanding the challenges in the economy, is testament to the hard work of our staff.
“It has been a busy year of growth across the firm and we work hard as a team to deliver the results our clients want, whilst being in the fortunate position to also be able to invest time and resource to the local community and charity initiatives.”
Notable highlights include the firm being named ‘Corporate Law Firm of the Year’ at 2016’s Dealmakers awards.
Freeths, which promotes ‘Doing the Right Thing’ as one of its core values, also recently achieved its highest ranking in the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to work for, at number 50. It was also accredited as a best company 2017, receiving a 2 star rating. The firm has been recognised widely for its diversity over the past few years, winning ‘Firm of the Year’ at the UK Diversity Legal Awards and receiving a highly commended Award for ‘Inclusive Recruitment’ at the Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion (ENEI) Awards. Stonewall also recognises the firm as a Diversity Champion
Richard commented further:
“Our priority remains to maintain and develop a high quality dynamic working environment in which all our people can develop and thrive for the mutual benefit of our staff and clients”.