Team engagement and client relationships sustain growth at Clarion in difficult year

Team engagement and client relationships sustain growth at Clarion in difficult year

Clarion has delivered a solid financial performance with revenues reaching £19.6 million for the year ending 31 May 2020.

The Leeds-based law firm attributes its resilience to its focus on supporting its team and clients throughout the upheaval and distress caused by the pandemic. 

Roger Hutton, joint managing partner of Clarion, explained: “Over the last 13 years, we have focused on making Clarion a great place to work, knowing that a highly engaged and committed team will deliver the very best service to our clients.”

“This strong employee culture has really been put to the test since March 2020 when we all started working from home, but the commitment of the team has really shone through. I believe we have actually emerged stronger as well as learning some important lessons along the way.” 

These latest financial results mark Clarion’s fourth consecutive year of double-digit growth, with turnover at the firm increasing almost 13% since 2018/19 when it reached £17.4 million.

The firm has also continued to invest in new talent, recruiting another 46 people over the last financial year, and bringing its headcount now to 261 colleagues, including 29 partners.

Hutton said: “We actively encourage colleagues to invest time and energy in really getting to know their clients’ businesses rather than simply looking at the immediate legal issue, and these latest results are testament to our ability to do this. With all kinds of businesses facing an incredibly challenging time, the Clarion ethos has really come into its own—when facing tough decisions, people turn to advisers they know and trust.

“We are also fortunate to have such a top class and well-regarded legal community in Leeds which gives us a great platform from which to work regionally, nationally and internationally. Yorkshire is a really dynamic place for entrepreneurs and businesses and, therefore, also for professional advisers—it’s encouraging to see so many people with the vision and grit to find new opportunities, whatever the situation.”

Pictured: (centre) Richard Moran, Roger Hutton and Ryan Millmore; (top) Natalie Ingram, Rebecca Simpson, Emma Lowe, and Lindsey Wrenn; and (bottom) Daniel Murray, Leah Pattison, Andrew Noble and Anna Raha
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