Record year for legal and professional services group

Sheffield legal and professional services group Ampa has broken the £80m turnover milestone, publishing a year-end result of £80.4m.

The group – which includes full-service law firm for life and business Shakespeare Martineau, consumer champion law firm Lime Solicitors, planning consultancy Marrons Planning, uninsured loss recovery experts Corclaim and cyber security consultancy CSS Assure says that two recent mergers will increase the group’s turnover to more than £105m for the next financial year, a 50% increase on last year’s result.

The recent mergers saw Sussex firm Mayo Wynne Baxter join the group in May 2022 and will see Bristol-based GL Law merge into the group’s Shakespeare Martineau brand later this year.
Sarah Walker-Smith, CEO of Ampa, said: “In 2020 we pressed ahead with our plans despite the uncertainty of the pandemic. Our house of brands portfolio provides resilience and sustainability in a volatile and uncertain economic and political landscape. We are looking to change business for good – benefitting our clients, communities and people with a collaborative and conscious approach to commercial strategy.”

The group’s brands currently have 18 hubs across the Midlands, South, South East, South West, South Yorkshire and Scotland.

In 2021, the award-winning group created more than 190 new roles, welcomed 17 lateral partner hires and promoted more than 30 people across legal and non-legal teams.

The group has made no redundancies as result of any of its mergers.