Setfords Solicitors has been listed among the UK’s top 100 law firms, with record growth seeing it rise rapidly up The Lawyer’s turnover-based rankings.
Founded in 2006, Setfords was the first full-service law firm to launch a consultancy model. Over 15 years Setfords has grown into a multi-million-pound business with over 400 lawyers throughout the country and 130 support staff.
The firm entered the top 200 for the first time in 2020 with a turnover of £17.6 million. Today, following unprecedented growth, Setfords is now placed within the UK 100, following a 96 per cent increase in revenue. Turnover finished at £34.5 million for the most recent financial year.
Co-CEO Chris Setford said:
"We have grown organically from outside the Lawyer 200 to inside the 200 and then the 100 in consecutive years. We have seen a 41% increase in consultant lawyers at Setfords in the last financial year. Our reputation as a law firm that puts the happiness of lawyers at its heart has a large role to play in us continuing to attract the best legal minds in the industry. We offer lawyers a highly attractive support package and we have invested millions of pounds in new technology and infrastructure to allow remote working from anywhere in the world."
Co-CEO Guy Setford said:
"Setfords has risen a phenomenal 52 places from position 152 in 2020 to 100 in 2021. Through organic growth alone we have moved further up the rankings in the last year than any other UK Top 200 law firm. Our phenomenal growth is testament to the appeal of the Setfords model and the great work our consultant lawyers deliver for clients every day. Setfords is a law firm with ambition and, more importantly, the ability to continue this growth for the benefit of our consultant lawyers and their clients."
The top 100 ranking comes in the same year Setfords has received nominations for Law Firm of the Year 2021 from The Lawyer and The Law Society. In September Setfords won Regional Law Firm of the Year at The Legal Business Awards.
"Our lawyers and support team have more than risen to the challenges we have faced over the last year. We are incredibly proud of what we have achieved at Setfords and look forward to a bright future."
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