Just Costs Solicitors, the largest solicitor’s practice in England specialising in costs, has recorded record turnover of £6.1 million for the 2014 / 2015 financial year – an increase of 13% on last year’s £5.4 million.
Founded in 2006 by former Eversheds partner and legal costs specialist Paul Shenton, Just Costs now employs over 100 people and acts for in excess of 300 law firms.
Over the course of the last 12 months, the firm has relocated to a new Manchester head office on King Street and opened a new office in Leeds. The firm also has offices in London and Chesterfield.
To facilitate future growth, Just Costs also agreed a £1.1 million funding package with NatWest and welcomed a number of senior hires to the business – including Kevin Doolan, formerly head of client relations at Eversheds, as a consultant and non-executive director.
“We are delighted with our financial performance – all our offices and departments have played their part,” said managing director, Paul Shenton who is dual qualified as a solicitor and barrister.
“Personal injury is a traditionally strong area of our business and has continued to perform well while our commercial litigation costs practice has enjoyed its best ever year with a number of big ticket instructions. This is an area we are looking to further develop in the future,” he added.