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Simon Booth, Dave Hodgetts and Lynne Robson (all Talbots Law)

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Talbots Law announces 30 new jobs ‘recruitment drive’ in Coventry

More than 30 new jobs are set to be created in Coventry after Talbots Law announced a major recruitment drive.

The ambitious employee-owned law firm, which acquired Sarginsons Law in May last year, is looking to triple the size of its operation in the city through a range of hires, including legal assistants, solicitors, administrative staff, and several Director positions.

It is part of ambitious expansion plans that will see it increase fees from £1m to £3m within 18 months, as well as increasing its range of services to local people and companies in the area.

In addition to the jobs push, Talbots Law has also just completed the sympathetic refurbishment of its 1850s listed home on the Quadrant in Coventry, a refurbishment that has accentuated all the period features whilst adding new flooring and more energy efficient lighting.

“There is massive potential to really grow our footprint in the city and this is what we are aiming to achieve in 2024,” explained Dave Hodgetts, Chief Executive of Talbots Law. 

“Work on the office is now complete so the time is right to look at how we build our team. We have the opportunity and space to increase our workforce to 50 people and this push starts immediately.”

He continued: “The aim is to become one of Coventry’s leading law firms, offering every legal service required by the local community – and, importantly, delivering this expertise in a personal way that shows we care.”

A key focus of the expansion is to create a dedicated business services hub at the Quadrant office.

This means companies can tap into a comprehensive resource that will help them manage day-to-day scenarios, tackle employment and HR issues, provide dispute resolution support and help with future planning when the time comes to sell.

There will also be a new insolvency service headed up by Martin Lord in Coventry, an experienced restructuring, insolvency, and dispute specialist.

Dave went on to add: “We like to do things differently at Talbots and that is driven by our decision to become an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT) in November 2021.

“This has created a unique ‘team’ atmosphere where we invest heavily in the development of our staff and give each employee a personal progression plan they can follow. We’ve just been awarded a 2 Star rating in the Best Companies Awards to underline our commitment to our people.”

About Talbots Law

Founded in 1828, Talbots Law is one of the fastest growing law firms in the West Midlands, with 400 staff located in eleven offices across the Black Country, Birmingham, Coventry, Worcester, and North Worcestershire. 

Operating 10 hours a day, 5 days a week, it was one of the first companies locally to gain the Lexcel quality mark, a promise to the client that they will receive the very best legal advice in conveyancing, corporate, employment, family, wills, trusts and estates law. 

The purchase of Scaiff LLP is the third deal to be completed in the last twelve months, following the acquisition of Wrights and Sarginsons in 2023.

As a result of organic growth and M&A activity, legal fees have increased year-on-year and are expected to hit over £30m by 2025.

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This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Russ Cockburn .

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