Midland law firm Browne Jacobson saw income at its Birmingham office expand by 13 per cent over the year, in aa year when many lawyers saw their balance sheets shrinking.
Company-wide, the frm hailed “robust results” for the financial year ending April 20, with turnover rising 7.2 per cent to £32.9m from last year’s £30.7m.
In the year the firm also recruited four additional partners and 28 other lawyers bringing the total number of legal staff at the firm to 259 with 69 partners.
Managing partner Iain Blatherwick, said: “Given the difficult trading conditions we are very pleased with this healthy return to growth.
“All of our teams have been working harder and smarter over the last twelve months in making sure we meet our clients’ expectations on all fronts.
“We have not increased our headline rates for three years now, so the growth is genuinely delivered from people working harder.
“A steady rise in instructions from new public and private sector clients, as well as our long standing and loyal client base, has also been a major contributing factor and bodes well for the future.
“Despite these encouraging financial results we are very aware the economy remains fragile in many areas and we know the next 12 months will prove just as challenging as the last.
“With a highly competitive marketplace and growing client demands our strategy is to continue to invest in developing the innovative legal solutions so important to our clients.”