New year senior appointments 2020
We have appointed two experienced lawyers and promoted two senior employees to heads of department to start 2020.Read more
Last year, we posted a record turnover of £14.4m, up nearly 10% on the previous year with profits also rising over the same period.
With a substantial number of new recruits, including two partners in the insurance litigation and employment teams over the last 12 months, we have received significant interest from lawyers working within Birmingham to join the new office.
The new West Midlands operation is based in the heart of the city’s business district at Grosvenor House on Bennetts Hill, just off Temple Row and Colmore Row. We have an immediate presence of lawyers working in insurance litigation, commercial litigation and debt recovery, which will be followed by further teams in other practice areas.
Insurance litigation is our largest practice area for headcount and revenue, which has significantly grown over the past three years. The team represents clients across government agencies, insurers and companies handling claims such as motor claims, fraud, credit hire, large loss, catastrophic loss and recoveries.
We have already attracted candidates from BLM, DAC Beachcroft, Keoghs, Browne Jacobson and DWF. With 36 staff, this makes us one of the largest defendant litigation teams across the region and we are also continuing to expand the portfolio of high quality and complex cases that we undertake.
Chief Executive, Qamer Ghafoor said:
“This is a very exciting time for us and the move into Birmingham reflects a period of sustained and significant growth for the firm. The new Birmingham office represents a huge investment for Flint Bishop and forms part of a wider strategy to meet the requirements of our national client base, raise our profile and attract more legal talent from the city.
“It provides an opportunity for lawyers to work within a gold standard Investors in People accredited law firm where staff are really valued, recognised and rewarded, whilst maintaining the quality of clients and legal work associated with the Birmingham market.”
Currently employing a total of 187 lawyers and support staff, we are recognised as one of the UK’s premier national firms for commercial litigation and debt recovery representing leading brands such as Royal Mail, Autoglass, Sixt, Costcutter and the Food Standards Agency. We are ranked in the ‘Top Tier’ in The Legal 500 directory for both debt recovery and commercial litigation, and have also won all three major national debt recovery awards.
Qamer also added:
“Litigation and recoveries are major growth areas for us . Over the past 12 months, we’ve handled almost 50,000 cases with the combined value of over £100m. Our Birmingham operation will give us greater scope to build on this strength.”
For more information about our expansion into Birmingham, please contact us on 01332 226 126 or complete the form below.
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