Freeths reports 9.5% increase on recorded fee income of £78.9m

John May

Law firm Freeths has announced another year of continued growth with a recorded fee income of £78.9m, a 9.5% increase on last year.

Over the past year staff numbers have increased significantly across all 12 offices, going from 784 to 844.

In the Manchester office there has been a 23% increase in staff numbers and a number of senior hires including Jill Carey as a litigation director and the promotion of Graeme Danby to director in the insolvency department.

Freeths has had a presence in the majority of the main cities across the UK for many years and continue to grow their client base in Manchester.

John May, managing partner of Freeths in Manchester, said: “We are very proud that we have continued to grow organically and attract high calibre lawyers.

“The financial results are testament to the work our teams put in throughout the year and we recognise this wouldn’t be achievable without everyone’s valuable input, so all staff will be rewarded with a bonus payment amounting to 7% of salaries.”

Last month the firm announced it is to open a new office in Liverpool.

The office, in the prestigious 20 Chapel Street building, will, in time, offer a full range of legal services.

It will initially have two partners and support staff based in the city with the aim of recruiting more staff over the coming months.

Andy Nichol and Luke Hopkins both join Freeths from DWF LLP and are well established in the Liverpool business community.

Andy will be managing partner of the new office and was previously executive partner for DWF’s Liverpool office, heading up their property team.

Freeths also operates offices in Birmingham, Derby, Leeds, Leicester, London, Milton Keynes, Nottingham, Oxford, Sheffield, and Stoke.