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Browne Jacobson sees turnover rise 5% to £85m in 2020/21

Law firm Browne Jacobson saw turnover rise 5% to a record £85m for the year ending 30 April 2021.

The firm said this marked a 44% increase in revenues since 2015, when the firm’s turnover was £58.9m.

Browne Jacobson reported that client wins during the year included, amongst others, Sport England, JD Sports, REAch2 Academy Trust, and GLF Schools.

It also saw a series of panel appointments and re-appointments including the NHS North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative, Cornwall Council and Midland Heart.

The firm made a number of lateral hires in 2020/21 including James Coles as head of the property litigation team, Bettina Rigg as the firm’s first head of higher education and commercial disputes resolution partner Sophie Ashcroft. The firm recently announced 29 partner, legal director and senior associate promotions.

Richard Medd, Managing Partner at Browne Jacobson, said: “We have achieved brilliant financial results in a challenging year for many businesses. The start of the year saw Covid impact on many parts of our business, but that also brought opportunities for us and I am delighted to say all parts of the firm ended the year very strongly.

“Looking ahead we predict more growth for 2021-22 as the country eases itself out of lockdown with our focus firmly on helping our clients navigate through very challenging times.

“For me the defining memory of the past year has been the incredible resilience, creativity and flexibility shown by our people and clients in adapting to the changing environment we found ourselves in. I couldn’t be prouder."

Medd added: “It’s has been a year that has seen us support our clients through their biggest challenges, from the NHS to the thousands of private businesses, schools and other bodies that have needed our help to guide them through the pandemic. This is testament to the reputation we have as trusted advisers in our key target markets and we are particularly delighted that we were able to support the pandemic response, including helping with the establishment of Nightingale hospitals and advising clients involved in the ventilator challenge.”

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