Birmingham-based national law firm, Clarke Willmott has announced a strong finish to the financial year posting 10 per cent growth in revenue over the past 12 months.

Clarke Willmott saw turnover rise from £33 million for the year ending in April 2013 to £36.2 million for the year ending April 2014.

In addition to a strong financial performance, and as part of the firm’s growth strategy, Clarke Willmott has announced 10 new partner promotions across the business, including Iain Harrison in the commercial property team in Birmingham.

Clarke Willmott has also announced 16 new staff will be joining the firm nationally this month, including three new partners.

Philip Edwards specialises in serious personal injury claims for people who have sustained brain or spinal cord injury, traumatic amputations, burns and multiple injuries. He joins as a partner from Irwin Mitchell.

Rayner Grice also joins the Birmingham office as a partner in the family law team. With 20 years’ experience in practising family law at niche firm Blair Allison, she specialises in dealing with high value, complex financial matters as a result of divorce or cohabitation breakdown. 

Joining Ms Grice in the family team are Caroline Young (legal executive) and Stacey Collins (legal assistant), who worked with her at her last firm.

In addition, Balraj Kaur joins from Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co as an assistant solicitor in Clarke Willmott’s growing commercial property team.

Stephen Rosser, chief executive of Clarke Willmott, said: “These appointments further demonstrate our commitment to our growth strategy and will help to ensure that we build on the success of the last financial year.”

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