NewLaw Solicitors expands Cardiff base with support from Welsh Government

ABS NewLaw Solicitors is expanding its Cardiff office with 86 jobs ranging from new law graduates to experienced litigators, supported by a Welsh Government subsidy.

The firm is receiving a grant of £156,690 from the Government to support the expansion plans.

NewLaw chief executive Helen Molyneux said in a statement: “We’ve experienced significant growth over the last 12 months and have exciting plans to develop the business for the future. We look forward to exploring future growth opportunities in 2014, particularly at our Cardiff office.”

Welsh economy minister Edwina Hart will formally announce the grant later today. She welcomed the firm’s growth plans, saying they sent a “strong message” that Wales was a “perfect location for companies looking to expand with access to skilled staff and support to turn their growth plans into a reality.”

In April, NewLaw helped insurance group Ageas UK launch Ageas Law , a non-fault personal injury claims firm through a partnership, becoming one of the first insurers to set up an ABS to provide legal services (4 April 2013).

The firm was one of the first to be granted an ABS licence, receiving the nod from the SRA in April last year (24 April 2012).