Amy Cassell (pictured) was one of several staff recently promoted to associate solicitor
Amy Cassell (pictured) was one of several staff recently promoted to associate solicitor
Richard Bell

Manchester-based personal injury law firm to create dozens of jobs

Personal injury law firm Express Solicitors has unveiled plans for a recruitment drive after expanding its footprint in Manchester.

The company acquired a building near its Northenden HQ to take its office space to 21,000 sq ft and provide enough space for up to 30 new personal injury lawyers.

The jobs will be created across all departments and filled by the end of 2018.

Around 40 employees from Express’ client team and sister medical business Ontime Reports will move to the new 3,000 sq ft building, located 50m from the firm’s offices on Palatine Road.

Under its growth strategy, Express has increased both caseloads and turnover by an average of 20% year on year over the last five years, putting the firm on track for a £20m turnover within three years.

Managing partner James Maxey said: “We’ve bought this new building in preparation for a year in which we will substantially increase our number of caseloads and take on new employees, including legal secretaries, to help us deal with this extra work.

“Promoting talented and hardworking staff from within is an integral part of our plans too. It’s important for us to demonstrate to our employees that they can progress their careers here.”

He continued: “As always, we have strong ambitions and while we will continue to train, develop and promote from within, during 2018 will also recruit quality lawyers who are committed to providing the expertise and service levels our clients have come to expect.”

Express Solicitors employs 222 people and specialises in personal injury, accident and clinical negligence claims.

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