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North-West firm Weightmans has posted a 32.5 per cent rise in turnover from £58.2m to £77.1m at the year end.
Managing partner Patrick Gaul said it had been a “landmark year” for the firm in which it bedded in the acquisition of Mace & Jones (22 March 2011) as well as expanding in the South East through the acquisition of Vizards Wyeth’s insurance team (8 March 2011).
Gaul said: “A lot of the work we have done this year will stand us in good stead for many years to come. We wanted to create one firm, we are not quite there yet but we have made a huge amount of progress.
“The turnover figure shows some growth on the revenue produced by the three separate firms and we are now starting to see that working together does indeed make us stronger.”
The firm has this week been shortlisted in The Lawyer Awards for the Regional Law Firm of the Year award (7 May 2012).
Gaul said: “All in all I am very encouraged by both the respectable financial result and the response from the market and the profession. It has been a good year for Weightmans.”