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Blackburn: Farleys Solicitors launches recruitment drive

A BLACKBURN law firm has launched a recruitment drive of the back of a record year for the firm.

Farleys Solicitors, based on Richmond Terrace, already employs around 140 people across its various offices and now plans to recruit additional specialist solicitors and support staff.

The firm, which also has offices in Burnley, Accrington, Preston and Manchester, says that this comes after a significant rise in client instructions and a ten per cent rise in income over the last year.

Partner Ian Liddle said: “We are not your stereotypical law firm and we pride ourselves on our legal expertise, delivered with a down to earth approach.

“Our team are the essence of that and are central to our continued success, in supporting our high standards of client care, our range of legal expertise and our growth plans.”

The firm says that the rise in instructions has opened up opportunities for corporate, commercial, insolvency and dispute resolution

Farleys’ regional corporate and commercial team advised on more than £150 million worth of deals over 2020 and has already recruited a number of solicitors onto its team earlier this year.

The firm says that continued growth in its business portfolio has been key to this, with businesses and individuals looking for legal guidance with the end of lockdown in sight and as they prepare to entre the post-pandemic world.

Mr Liddle and his team hope that this will open up a new chapter in Farleys long history.

He said: “We’ve been around for more than 60 years and long may it continue.

“These are exciting times for our business and we’re keen to attract talented people who will share our values, who want to make a difference for our clients and who will play a key part in the continued success of our firm.”

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