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Watson Burton has seen its half-year turnover rocket by 59 per cent.
As first reported on www.thelawyer.com (28 November), the North East firm, currently in the higher reaches of The Lawyer Rising 50, posted a six month-figure of £10.8m, up from £6.8m for the same period last year.
If the firm's fee income continues to grow at this rate for the remainder of the year, it will enjoy a final turnover of more than £25m - giving it a place in The Lawyer UK 100 Annual Report for the first time.
Watson Burton senior partner Andrew Hoyle said: "Our results reinforce the fact that Watson Burton's combination of national quality services and regional pricing structure is one for which the market has a real appetite."
In the last year the firm opened an office in Leeds and recruited seven partners - David Bowden, Philip Jordan, Nick Kippax, Tristan Meears-White, Sharon Needle, Andrew Walker and Mark Warburton.