New Year, New Partner as Bexley Beaumont Progress Continues

New Year, New Partner as Bexley Beaumont Progress Continues

Bexley Beaumont has started the New Year as it ended the old by continuing its outstanding track record for attracting talented lawyers.

Chief Executive Karen Bexley boasted that the arrival of regulatory and health and safety Partner Emma Evans had enhanced the range of services which the firm is able to offer clients.

Ms Evans has joined just a month after Bexley Beaumont topped an independent ranking of the UK's top 200 legal practices' performance on recruitment during 2023.

Codex Edge concluded that whilst many large firms had struggled to attract talent, Bexley Beaumont had seen its partner ranks grow by 27 per cent year on year.

Ms Bexley described Ms Evans as "another significant appointment" which bodes well for the coming year.

"The fact that Emma has chosen to join us provides a great start to our fifth year in business.

"She is well-known and immensely well-liked throughout the North West and much further afield for being a very capable and experienced individual.

"Emma adds to the tremendous breadth of talent at Bexley Beaumont and we're confident that clients will really appreciate the skills which she brings.

"When we launched, we were determined to be quite distinct in terms of how we operate.

"We wanted to appeal to truly great lawyers eager for greater control over how they work but still attracted to the idea of a strong firm culture, particularly in relation to who else is appointed.

"Emma is testament to how successful that has been and we expect to announce additional recruits in the coming months."

Ms Evans has acquired a formidable reputation during a 15-year legal career which has seen her take up positions with a number of leading North West and national firms, most recently at Pinsents and Brabners.

The last decade has seen her develop a strong regulatory and health and safety practice, advising a rapidly expanding client roster of businesses across the country - work which has seen her identified by one of the UK's most prestigious legal rankings, Legal 500, as a "rising star".

Ms Evans has described how the decision to join Bexley Beaumont - which has over 50 Partners and five Associate Solicitors - was heavily influenced by the firm's approach.

"It allows myself and my colleagues greater freedom and flexibility in terms of how we work and who we work with while still promoting a very robust and supportive team culture.

"I believe that it's ideal for clients as it enables me to determine how best to deliver the very best service that I can in the most appropriate manner."

Ms Evans' recruitment follows another remarkable year for Bexley Beaumont, during which it appointed 21 partners across a breadth of specialisms.

That showing earned it top spot in a ranking of compound annual growth by headcount across the UK's top 200 law firms compiled by Codex Edge, an independent research organisation which focuses solely on the legal profession.

Codex stated that the Bexley Beaumont's "outstanding" performance was due to a structure that was "noticeably different" from those of its competitors.

As well as its top ranking in the Codex Edge listings, the boutique firm's success has seen it become a fixture in the legal and business awards.

After being named as the Boutique Law Firm of the Year at the 2023 Legal 500 Northern Powerhouse Awards, Bexley Beaumont has been shortlisted in the Innovative Law Firm of the Year category in this year's edition.

One of the firm's young employees, Harry Jenkinson, has also been named as one of the Apprentice of the Year candidates in the Made in Manchester Awards due to be decided on the first of February.