Law firm launches biggest recruitment drive in 230-year history

Law firm Lodders has unveiled plans for its biggest recruitment drive in its 230-year history to grow its workforce by more than 25%, taking its total staff number across its regional office network to 200 people.

Managing partner Paul Mourton says growing the team is central to the firm’s ongoing expansion plans:

“The firm is in a really strong place. We have had an incredible 12 months, despite the challenges of Covid, with record-breaking revenue growth, new clients across the board, and some of the firm’s most high-profile, high-value instructions that have seen our teams working with some of the region’s biggest companies across a range of industries and sectors.

“To maintain this momentum, we are creating new roles. The firm needs to recruit at least 40 new people across our regional network by the end of 2022, 30 of which will be at our Stratford, Birmingham and Henley in Arden offices.

“Now is the perfect time to build on the firm’s strong position and implement the next phase in our strategic plan, which will be the springboard for more growth and success.”

Last month, Lodders announced the former head of the environmental law practice and partner at the Birmingham office of GowlingWLG Lee McBride had joined the firm as partner and head of its new environmental law service.

As well as recruiting for new roles, Lodders has implemented a programme of rewards for its current 160 staff members.

Mourton said: “To recognise them for their commitment and hard work, particularly during the last 18 months, we have made pay rises across the firm, and every member of staff has received a 5% bonus. Shortly, we will also announce a raft of promotions across the board.”

Lodders has offices in Stratford upon Avon, Cheltenham, Henley in Arden, and Birmingham