Growth leads to multiple new hires for Manchester law firm

Multiple promotions and hires across various departments have occurred as a result of significant growth in the reported half-year results of Altrincham-based independent law firm, MLP Law.

The Wills, Trusts & Probate team saw an increase in staffing levels, as Rachel Eley joined the division 12 months ago, as well as Lesley Sullivan returning from maternity leave earlier this year. This, combined with the purchase of will banks from two law firms, has resulted in significant growth for the firm. In addition, a trainee solicitor will also be joining the team in January 2017 and MLP will be looking to hire another lawyer in their next financial year.

The firm says it’s important that the full team are Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP) qualified or working towards their qualifications, to maintain the level of service and work the team produce. Eley will therefore be commencing with her STEP exams next year.

Growth across the board, particularly in the firm’s Corporate & Commercial, Wills, Trust’s & Probate and Employment & HR teams, has resulted in a year-on-year revenue increase of 42%.

MLP Law’s Managing Partner, Stephen Attree said: “Each of our new team members brings a wealth of experience and commitment to exceedingly high standards. As a firm, we’re accessible for clients that want professional services delivered in a way they want – not how traditional law firms have in the past.

“It’s ingrained into our company culture to deliver exceptional service for our national and regional clients, from our main hub just outside Manchester’s city centre. We’re now looking to expand this growth to our Media City and Liverpool branches through continued investment.  We’re also looking for like-minded individuals to join us, seeking out professionals who want to join our successful and growing team.” 

Additional company hires include Steve Hartley, who has been promoted from Legal Director to Partner of a very busy Commercial and Corporate team, which trainee James Finney has qualified into.

Legal Director of Real Estate Richard Holmes joined the team in August last year to lead the firm’s Real Estate team. Building on this, William Birtwell has also joined the team as a solicitor from Fieldings Porter at the end of November.

Associate Solicitor. Anna Nuttall who moved from Taylor Rose in July will be heading up the MLP Law Residential team, which also recently welcomed Lucy Harrison as a solicitor in October.

MLP Law is also looking for a number of new charities to partner with. The firm is already a strong supporter of local beneficiaries, including RMCH, Alex Hulme Foundation and Lalley Toy Appeal, and raises funds by encouraging its employees to give some of their time to help the local community.

(IMAGE: Rachel Eley and Lesley Sullivan)

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