New business is fuelling recruitment at Sheffield law firm Taylor&Emmet, with rising staff numbers accounting for 60% of all appointments in 2018.
Of the 38 employees who joined the firm in 2018, 23 have filled new positions created to meet increasing demand for its personal and business legal services.
Taylor&Emmet is planning further growth this month with the launch of an office in Rotherham.
Perhaps the firm’s single biggest investment in recruitment last year was among the childcare department, which the firm set out to more than double in size in the summer.
So far, three additional solicitors and a legal assistant have joined the existing team, to deliver highly specialist advice to local families and social services involved in conflicts surrounding children.
Commenting on the firm’s recruitment drive, Sharna Poxon, head of human resources at Taylor&Emmet, said: “We have committed to increasing employee numbers at all levels throughout the last 12 months, to ensure we retain the high standards of client satisfaction for which we are renowned.”
“Our business team, for example, has welcomed eight new recruits who bring expertise across a range of disciplines. We have identified further opportunities for growth next year and I am looking forward to continuing our exciting recruitment drive.”