Firm expanding following MBO

LAW to invest in IT and people on back of growth

Magnus Swanson Jane Wright LAWEmployment law and health & safety specialist, Law At Work has ended a year of expansion with a 7% rise in annual income to £2.2 million with profits up 7.4% to £326,000.

This is the third consecutive year of growth following the business’s MBO in 2012.

Over the year the company moved larger premises in central Edinburgh to accommodate a growing head count now numbering 33 in the city and in Glasgow.

Jane Wright, chief executive, said: “This year saw LAW grow not only its client base both here and into England, but also deepen the expertise available at the company. Now, three years after we split from a traditional law firm, we have started a new period of investment.

“In the last financial year we have focused on growing our headcount and committing to larger premises to better serve our increasing client base.

“In the next financial year, LAW is dedicated to investing further; bringing innovative IT systems to support client services and client care. LAW will continue to invest in our people and recruit in line with our growing UK-wide footprint.

“Although we anticipate that this will impact on next year’s profit figures, we firmly believe that this is the ideal time to invest. We are steadily winning a growing number of clients away from traditional law firms as businesses increasingly turn to us to provide solid and dependable employment law advice, support their internal HR resources and ensure that they comply with all current and future health & safety regulations.”

LAW now serves over 280 retained clients from across the UK, in the last year notably securing facilities management outfit City Refrigeration Holdings (UK).

LAW chairman, Magnus Swanson, added that expansion into the London and wider English market was also a key to growth.

“Growing our footprint there in the next financial year will remain a key priority for the business,” he said.

Photo: Donald MacKinnon, Jane Wright and Magnus Swanson

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