One of the largest law firms in the East Midlands, Flint Bishop LLP, is seeking to increase staff by almost 21% into the first quarter of the new financial year, across two sites – Derby and Ashbourne.
Following a new management structure, which has seen Andrew Cochrane take over as Senior Partner, Qamer Ghafoor as Managing Partner for Commercial Services and Ian Beardmore as Managing Partner for Private Client services, the trio have very ambitious strategies to strengthen and grow the firm. Due to a major growth strategy and to accommodate a number of new national client wins, Flint Bishop’s recruitment drive spans across nine departments for all levels of staff.
The full service law firm boasts a loyal client base and continues to win work from numerous household-name clients. Established a century ago, the firm has grown substantially in the last few years both in terms of size and reputation.
Many of the new hires at Flint Bishop are within the Insurance litigation department and Commercial litigation team which is led by one of very few elite ‘Leading Lawyers’ in the East Midlands, Qamer Ghafoor. He is described by the Legal 500 as an “A star litigator.. genuinely cares about his cases, works phenomenally hard”. His departments have a cabinet of awards for their work which include ‘Legal Recovery Firm of the Year’ at the Debt Collection Awards, ‘Regional Firm of the Year – Insurance Litigation’ by the Legal 500 and they are awaiting an awards ceremony this month for their recent nomination as ‘Litigation Team of the Year’.
As well as Insurance Litigation there are roles within the Wills department, which has the largest Wills and Probate department in Derby; Commercial property, whose high profile deals circa £10-£80m; and Family Law which has a knowledgeable team whose work spans across the East Midlands.
Qamer Ghafoor comments on behalf of Flint Bishop “We are delighted with the recruitment drive which will accommodate our growth strategy as we take on more new high profile clients and target new areas of work streams.
The growth we have seen in the past few months alone evidences why we are ranked number 76 in the top 200 fastest growing companies in the East Midlands.*
We are hugely proud of our achievements to date and of our staff; without them we would not be in the strong position we are today. It is because of their hard work and dedication to providing excellent and on-going client care that we are able to continue to enhance our reputation across the East Midlands and further afield.
We have an exciting, yet challenging, few years ahead of us and now is a great time to be part of it.”