Extra solicitors taken on at employment law practice

Leeds-based employment law specialist practice Thrive Law – headed by solicitor and mental health campaigner Jodie Hill – is celebrating its third birthday and a surge in demand for its services.

It says its success shows there is a powerful need for specialist employment and HR legal advice, driven by concerns from businesses and individuals arising from the Government’s furlough provisions, as well as discrimination and redundancy issues.

Thrive Law adds it has seen a 177% increase in website enquiries over the last 12 months, leading to a 300% increase in client numbers.

This has resulted in a 56% increase in the practice’s turnover, requiring a doubling in its staff of qualified solicitors, to six in total.

Over the last 12 months Thrive Law helped deal with over 3,000 enquiries to its dedicated Coronavirus helpline.

Managing partner, Jodie Hill, said: “When I started Thrive Law, I wanted to create a working environment where everyone could show up as their true self, a truly inclusive workplace, with me leading by example and practising what I preach.

“As a result, we have created a positive, effective, best-practice specialist law firm that provides world-class advice, support and assistance to an increasing tally of enlightened regional, national and global businesses.

“It has attracted top talent, for example Tom Stenner-Evans who joined only three months ago as our first partner, and was attracted to Thrive because of our values and passion.

“The amazing success we have seen as we turn three is testament to the hard work and dedication of all our team, especially during the current challenges.”