A Holmfirth law firm has seen a summer of expansion after a surge in business.
Bridge Law Solicitors Ltd has recruited two new members of staff and promoted another while moving to larger premises to handle an increase in its caseload.
The expansion comes as the Greater Manchester-based firm celebrates the third anniversary of its move into Yorkshire.
Carol-Anne Baker, Bridge Law’s Holmfirth office manager and consultant solicitor for the firm, said: “Since launching Holmfirth in August 2018, we’ve quickly established a presence in the local community.
“We initially launched this office primarily offering family, wills and probate work, however, we’ve recently seen an increasing number of enquiries for all different types of legal cases.
“Our Marple Bridge head office has a number of specialists covering a range of different areas including landlord and tenant and dispute resolution.
“The increase in enquiries for these practice areas meant we needed to establish a landlord and tenant and litigation team based at our Holmfirth office too, to meet increasing demand.”
The firm’s Holmfirth team, which outgrew its offices at Daisy Lane, has now moved to a prime high-street location on Huddersfield Road.
The larger premises will support the firm’s continued growth after welcoming two new team members Jonathan Cass, a specialist commercial property and litigation solicitor, and Mollie-May James, Bridge Law’s new legal assistant.
Jonathan said: “I’m delighted to have joined Bridge Law’s Holmfirth team at such an exciting time and I look forward to helping grow the firm’s commercial and property litigation team in the Yorkshire region.
“After working in large city centre firms, it’s lovely to now be able to work in a close-knit community like Holmfirth.”
As well as focusing on growing its team, Bridge Law is dedicated to supporting employees of all levels to pursue their personal career goals.
Lucy Butler, who joined the Holmfirth team in 2019 as a legal assistant following a number of years working in restaurant management, has just gone back to university to study a law degree part-time whilst working in her new role at the firm as a paralegal.
Lucy said: “It’s really great to be working at a firm that is not only passionate about helping clients but also about helping their team develop their careers.
“As someone with a journalism degree who worked in restaurant management for a number of years previously, I was worried it would be difficult to find a firm that would offer opportunities to retrain as I know how competitive legal positions are.
“From the outset Bridge Law recognised I was dedicated to developing my career and have provided opportunities for me to learn and progress, supporting my decision to go back to university.”
Lucy’s ambition is to become a family law solicitor and her promotion means she is now able to gain valuable experience while supporting a small family law team that Bridge Law hopes to expand in the near future.