Despite what everyone feared might be a downturn resulting from the impact of COVID-19, one north east law firm has continued to thrive and is on the hunt for talented new recruits to join its expanding team.
Swinburne Maddison LLP (Swinburne Maddison), recently ranked in The Legal 500, the largest and most comprehensive survey of client satisfaction ever conducted of the UK legal market, as one of the region’s top scoring firms for client service in 2020, has announced further growth, creating new openings for qualified lawyers in both its employment and residential property teams. The firm is also keen to hear from applicants as it develops paralegal roles throughout the firm.
The increasing demand for the law firm’s services is on the back of the completion of a plethora of deals since March.
During the early part of lockdown, Swinburne Maddison’s corporate and real estate teams advised clients on one of the largest deals to take place this year in the south of the region which is of a scale and significance that will have a lasting impact on regeneration and sustainable job creation, well into the future.
Deals of this nature are expected to continue and a wide range of business sectors across the north east appear to be enjoying a vibrancy as the region becomes more attractive for businesses to start up, or relocate to, thanks to its rapidly expanding connectivity, focus on large regeneration schemes and ambitious plans by the local authorities such as Newcastle City Council (to become net zero carbon by 2030) and Durham County Council (who recently gave the County Durham Plan the green light).
The combined effect of all of this according to Partner and Practice Manager, Carolyn Beal, is that there has never been a better time to join the practice and its highly motivated team. She said:
“Our proven agility and flexibility combined with an unwavering commitment from every member of the team has allowed us to maintain our high standards and levels of service delivery resulting in the need to create these latest vacancies.
“Acutely aware that we remain in uncertain times and are a likely to do so for some time, it is more important to us than ever that we show our commitment to maintaining a strong team of lawyers and support staff as we guide our clients through the challenges ahead. We would love to hear from any applicants who share our passion for providing exceptional client service and who are looking to carve out a long-term career working for one of the leading law firms in the north east.”
“It is fair to say that the practice’s business model has been stress-tested like never before and it is satisfying to know it works. This also ensures that we can continue to compete and stand alongside much larger firms as a go to practice for a growing number of clients, spanning a diverse sector base.”
Given the negative impact of COVID-19, Swinburne Maddison has also seen growth in demand for advice from its litigation and employment departments, which is likely to continue for some time as, sadly, the pandemic continues to take its toll.
New arrivals will be joining solicitor, Lewis Brown, who joined the firm in March of this year.
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