Mon 09 November 2020
Liverpool-based MSB Solicitors has been named in The Times Best Law Firms 2021.
For the third year running, The Times and independent market-research company, Statista, conducted surveys among thousands of lawyers and used their responses to identify the leading 200 law firms in England & Wales, and the top 40 in Scotland. The response from lawyers was higher than in the past two years, even though their professional lives had been disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The news of MSB’s inclusion comes following a successful year for the firm, which has seen revenue increase to £7.5 million, up from £6.4 million the previous year, with a profitability increase of 10 per cent.
The firm has also had a positive year in terms of recruitment and employee retention, having recruited 18 staff, promoted five team members and made no redundancies over the past year, despite the challenges brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. Demonstrating its commitment to providing opportunities for the next generation of talent within the legal profession, MSB retained 100 per cent of its trainees who qualified and took on a further four new trainees in September, with another eight set to be recruited in 2021.
In recognition of its commitment to delivering excellence, MSB has been shortlisted for seven national awards, winning two so far, having been awarded Inclusion and Diversity at the Modern Law Awards and Jo Dalton being named Practice Manager of the Year at the Legal Excellence Awards.
MSB was also listed in five categories in the latest Legal 500, with its Crime and Family departments being ranked as Tier 1, in addition to the firm’s Family department being ranked Tier 1 in the 2021 Chambers and Partners, with Pauline McNamara, Caroline Hamilton-Barrett and Emma Palmer all named as Recognised Practitioners.
Emma Carey, Managing Partner at MSB Solicitors, said:
“I am so proud that we have been given this accolade, particularly this year, which has been so challenging for many reasons. We have positioned ourselves as the best firm to provide legal services to our community, from ultra-net worth clients to the most vulnerable eligible for legal aid, from sole traders to international business.
“Our team’s pride and passion in delivering excellence in legal services has shone through, in their commitment to supporting our clients through this pandemic and as a result we’ve seen some significant new tenders and clients coming to us.
“Being named in this prestigious list, particularly by our peers in the legal profession, is testament to our hard work and dedication, going above and beyond to deliver excellence to our clients each and every day.”
View the full Best Law Firms 2021 list, here: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/best-law-firms-2021-9kh6q236r