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Law firm Higgs & Sons celebrates record year
Article date: 18/12/2013
Leading Midlands law firm Higgs & Sons says it is now one of the strongest private client practices outside London after a record-breaking year.
Higgs & Sons private client team enjoyed a 13 per cent growth in turnover in the last 12 months; its best-ever year.
Senior Partner Nick Moxon said he had now set similar growth targets for the next financial year as part of a strategic plan to grow the team into a national private client practice.
Nick, who is also head of the private client team, said the 200-strong firm had enjoyed a hugely-successful year which had seen a strong increase in the number of cases and clients it handled alongside the recruitment of nationally-respected specialists.
"This has been an incredibly successful year for Higgs & Sons and one that we can look back on with real satisfaction and pride," said Nick.
"Our growth in turnover has firmly established us as one of the most significant private client practices outside the capital, something which is underlined by the strength of some of the new appointments we have been able to make.
"We have invested a considerable amount of time and capital into building the strongest-possible team who can provide top-quality private client work under the leadership of some very high-profile experienced practitioners."
The private client team now boasted 23 fee earners out of a team of 35, while the firm as a whole had more than 100 lawyers for the first time in its 138-year history.
"Our success is undoubtedly based on the quality of our staff, many of whom are leaders in their specialist fields. Our aim is to recruit more top-class private client lawyers attracted to the quality of work we can now offer.
"To that end we will look to achieve similar levels of growth again next year to firmly establish Higgs as a premier private client team on the national stage and to best meet the needs of our clients."
Nick said the breadth of work ranged from services for high net worth families in planning their long-term financial future to advising an increasing number of charities and institutional trustees on complex areas of law and tax in relation to trusts, estates and inheritance.
The firm, which has prestigious offices at Waterfront Business Park in Brierley Hill and Kingswinford, was also named Corporate Law Firm of the Year 2013 at the annual Dealmakers event.
Picture - Higgs & Sons Private Client Team