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15 November 2017 at 12:29 BST

Weightmans posts record results driven by technology focus

The UK law firm has restructured and adopted a new strategy as it also announces a new group finance director with a business and technology background.


The firm has announced a record half year revenue of £44m, up 7.3 per cent on the previous year and the first financial results since the introduction of its new structure and strategy in May 2017. The news comes as the firm recruits Bob Granger to the role of Group Finance Director. He joins the firm from Lakeland, where he was Finance and Retail director for 13 years and instrumental in the transformation of the business into a digitally focused and international business. Mr Granger's career spans retail, technology, hospitality and professional services, having also worked at Vodafone and PWC in a number of senior finance roles. Commenting on the results, he said: 'Weightmans prides itself on being an ambitious firm that not only hires and retains the leading experts in their field, but also genuine team players who care about their clients. We see this ethos reflected in our strong client relationships and these latest financials. It’s a great result for us and I’m looking forward to playing a part in the next chapter of our success.'

New strategy

The last twelve months has seen the firm embrace new technology and ways of working and unveil a new structure and five year strategy, after undertaking the biggest and most ambitious strategic review for decades. Growth areas include litigation, corporate, real estate, regulatory, disease, speciality insurance, healthcare and local government/police.Managing partner John Schorah added: 'We are extremely proud of our results for half year, our best to date which set us on course for further growth over the coming months. When we introduced a new strategy in May, growth and success for both ourselves and our clients were central to its implementation and execution and these results are a testament to that. Bob’s arrival is another representation of this strategy in action – with his background he brings a fresh, commercial perspective and outlook to the firm and has the experience, track record and drive we need for such a pivotal role.'


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