Stockport solicitors, Gorvins, have reported 15% growth over the 12 months to November 2019, achieving revenues of £9.9 million.
Growth at the firm has been reported across practice areas, but the top performing sectors include conveyancing (43% growth versus 2018), employment (24% growth verus 2018) and Corporate and Commercial (14% growth). The Stockport solicitors also has increased headcount and now employs over 150 staff, its highest figure to date.
Gorvins has also made a number of senior appointments in the last 12 months, including promotions for Nicola Fraser as Head of Family and Matrimonial Law, Danielle Ayres as partner in the employment team, and Claire Beaumont as Co-Head of Commercial Property. The firm also announced Kerry Sharples as the first non-solicitor fee earning partner in the Stockport firm’s 160-year history.
The Stockport solictors also saw continued success in the Legal 500, with the firm retaining its top tier ranking in four of its practice areas – Commercial Property, Corporate & Commercial and Commercial Litigation for Elsewhere in the North West, and Employment for Employee/Union Firms. The 2020 guide also recommended a further ten practice areas within the law firm, and four senior team members were recognised as ‘Leading Lawyers.’
Gorvins’ Managing Partner, Martin Hoare (pictured), said:
2019 was a standout year for Gorvins, and this has been reflected through the growth of both revenues and our ever-expanding team.
Our strategy remains simple – deliver great quality legal services to our clients and the rest will follow. Our financial results are testimony to the quality, hard work and dedication of our partners and staff and we look forward to continued success this year, which has already begun with 14% growth in the traditionally quiet first two months of this financial year, compared with last year. Four departments enjoyed double-digit growth, led by the Litigation team”.