Record year leads to recruitment drive for law firm

Ian Liddle

Lancashire law firm Farleys has launched a recruitment drive following a record year.

The Blackburn-headquartered firm, which currently employs 140 people across its six offices, is recruiting for a number of specialist solicitors and support staff to complement its existing offering in both commercial and personal legal services, following a 10% increase in income over the last year.

It will also support the firm’s growing client base, as businesses and individuals rise to the challenges of a post-pandemic world and confidence grows with the end of lockdown in sight.

The continued growth in Farleys’ business client portfolio is one of the key factors fuelling the drive.

In the last year the firm’s regional corporate & commercial team advised on more than £150m worth of deals and the firm has already recruited a number of solicitors into the team earlier this year.

The rise in instructions across the wider team has opened up opportunities for corporate, commercial, insolvency and dispute resolution solicitors to play a key role in the continued success of the firm.

The upturn is across the board, with Farleys’ personal legal services teams, particularly residential property, private client and family have all seen a significant rise in client instructions.

Partner Ian Liddle said: “We are not your stereotypical law firm and we pride ourselves on our legal expertise, delivered with a down to earth approach.

“Our team are the essence of that and are central to our continued success, in supporting our high standards of client care, our range of legal expertise and our growth plans.

“We’ve been around for more than 60 years and long may it continue.

“These are exciting times for our business and we’re keen to attract talented people who will share our values, who want to make a difference for our clients and who will play a key part in the continued success of our firm.”

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