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Manchester firm JMW has posted its year-end results for 2011-12, revealing a 20 per cent increase in revenue.
That saw the figure rise from £11m in 2010-11 to £13.2m in 2011-12. The firm did not disclose a profit figure, but said that it had grown 35 per cent over the same period.
According to the firm, its employment group experienced the biggest boom, growing by 229 per cent. The family group also posted a big increase, of 69 per cent, followed by corporate recovery, and commercial property and commercial litigation, which grew by 32 per cent and 14 per cent, respectively.
The firm added that it had a 28 per cent surge in new clients, winning business from Kellogg’s and Homes4u among others.
In a statement, JMW managing partner Bill Jones said: “JMW is an entrepreneurial law firm and the action we’ve taken to adapt to the changing legal landscape is the reason for our current success.
“We have many different projects which have enabled us to perform considerably better than the market and we’re looking forward to meeting the challenges of the next year.”