North West law Firm Gorvins Solicitors is celebrating a record year following significant growth in revenues, profits and staff.
The Stockport-based practice, which employs over 130 members of staff, saw fee income grow by 15 per cent from £6.8m to £7.8m for the financial year ending 30th November 2017.
During the period, Gorvins recruited an additional 40 staff in new roles across the Firm, most notably in the residential property team, led by Lorraine Lockie, where head count more than doubled, as did revenues.
Gorvins commercial law teams also delivered stand out top line growth; the Corporate – Commercial team led the way with a 32 per cent increase, closely followed by Employment (22 per cent), Commercial Property (11 per cent) and Commercial Litigation (9 per cent). The Firm’s award-winning Private Client team also saw its fee income grow by 14 per cent along with the addition of three new fee earners.
The Firm has continued focus on business development has assisted in getting its message out there and to the growth in revenue, with 2017 seeing initiatives including the Greater Manchester Family Business Association and Greater Manchester Property Group raise the profile of the North West Firm across the region.
The law Firm also achieved impressive rankings in the Legal 500, with 3 of its departments achieving top Tier status, 23 of its lawyers being recommend, Andrew Curwen and Mark Deverell being noted as elite ‘leading lawyers’ and three solicitors being identified as next generation lawyers.
Gorvins’ Managing Partner, Martin Hoare, who took up the post in December 2016, said, “2017 has been a year of excellent growth for Gorvins. We believe in getting the basics right and our success this year is very simply a product of delivering day in and day out for our clients. We will continue to invest heavily in our teams, people and infrastructure.
We are grateful to all our teams, staff and especially our existing and new clients for their commitment. With their continuing support we are well placed to deliver for our clients and also further growth in 2018.”