After making a pledge to recruit 100 more professionals during 2016, one Midlands-based firm has smashed its target after growing its workforce by 120 staff since January.
Professional services business Knights – which has an office in Derby – is recruiting an average of seven employees a week.
A recent report published by The Law Society identified that each £1 of extra turnover in the sector stimulates £1.39 in the rest of the economy and every 100 jobs in legal services help to support a further 67 jobs.
David Beech, CEO at Knights, believes growth in the legal sector is imperative to help support a thriving economy.
He said: “We have been working with UK-wide companies for years to help them with their business needs. With a growing team of 375 and more than half of our staff working within real estate and many more in commercial, asset management, employment, tax and private client we’re growing all the time to meet the demand for our services.
“Because the need for legal services is entrenched in every business, law firms do make a significant contribution to the economy and now we’re making steps to diversify and offer more non-legal services to our clients.
“We’ve always had a long-term plan to invest in our staff and we have structured the business to ensure that we can consistently maintain an ongoing recruitment programme across our seven regional offices.
“Since opening a new office in Derby last August, we quickly attracted some of the best professionals in the Midlands. Since January 2016 25 new recruits are based at our Midlands offices whilst working across our seven regional offices”.
“We’ve always been open about our desire to attract the very best talent and reward staff with a sustainable business model and a positive culture that benefits everyone”.