Record Breaking Year for Historic Law Firm
Regional law firm, GA Solicitors, has celebrated record growth this year with both turnover and profit at their highest ever levels, as well as increasing its headcount by more than 25% since the start of the calendar year.
The financial success of the firm has enabled GA Solicitors, which has been headquartered in Plymouth for more than 200 years, to increase its headcount to 87 across its two offices. This is an uplift of more than 25% since January 2021. This figure is expected to increase further as the firm moves into the next calendar year with the business actively recruiting in several areas.
All areas of the firm have seen positive growth year on year with new recruits being taken on in residential conveyancing, marketing, renewable energy, dispute resolution, family and property litigation.
Three new trainee solicitors have also been employed as part of the firm’s commitment to develop the next generation of solicitors and home grow its own legal talent. The trainees (Victoria Broom, Niall Rundle and Caitlin Weeks) now each support the commercial, personal injury and private client departments.
David Wallis, managing partner of GA Solicitors, said: “There is no doubting there have been some significant challenges in the last 12 months, however, the dedication and professionalism of our team has provided us with new opportunities both in regards to the services we offer, and the personnel who deliver them.
“We have seen a number of new client wins in recent months but, importantly, we have also seen a significant increase in the amount of repeat business from existing clients. This is a testament to both the quality of the legal advice and the levels of client service provided by our team. In an increasingly competitive market, we strive to go above and beyond and we remain one of the few firms locally which are ranked in prestigious national directories such as The Legal 500, Chambers UK and Chambers High Net Worth.
“Already the forecast for the next 12 months looks incredibly positive and we are continuing to recruit to meet the growing needs of our client base. Our specialist renewable energy team in Bath, GA Energy, is a key focus for us with further expansion expected into this niche area of the law.”
GA Solicitors is a multi-million-pound law firm employing 87 members of staff across its two offices (Plymouth and Bath). It is actively recruiting for at least three more members of staff including a tax specialist, contentious probate lawyer and a property solicitor.