Simon says law firm is targeting £5m fee income by 2020

THREE years after Simon Whitehead launched Manchester’s HRC Law, the commercial law firm has soared past the £1m fee income mark.

Exceeding business growth targets, the firm recently upscaled its workspace from a 1,400 sq ft office in Spring Gardens to premises almost four times that size at 4,300 sq ft overlooking St Ann’s Square.
Having specialised in employment law and built a nationwide practice of recruitment clients, Whitehead, now managing partner at the five-partner firm, initially focused on his own employment and recruitment specialisms.
Corporate and commercial law specialists joined the team in order to meet the growing client demand for these practice areas and have flourished.

Three years on, the business also includes dispute resolution and commercial property experts, and therefore covers all of the day to day legal services that a commercial client might need.
HRC Law won best small firm at this year’s Manchester Legal Awards and boasts an impressive client list counting household name retailers, car dealerships and Sunday Times Fast Track companies among them.

In 2015, the firm’s fee income grew by 42% from £550,000 to £781,000 and at the end of this financial year, exceeded a fee income of more than £1m.  Looking further ahead, the business aims for a £5m fee income and to grow to ten partners by 2020.

Whitehead said: “It has been a busy few years but the hard work is paying off as we have not only met, but exceeded, expectations.  Our relocation signals a new standard for where we are today and how we aim to develop tomorrow.”

“HRC has always had a strong vision – to provide clarity on legal matters for our clients; we work with clients who invite us into their business as approachable partners with specialist knowledge and skills.”

“It’s a cliché, but our people and culture are what’s made the difference.  As we continue to grow, we are looking for lawyers who are cut from the same cloth and understand how to deliver legal services in a way which clients want. 

“We look forward to announcing a series of important appointments that will help us to enhance our service to clients, complementing our existing offering.”