Knights is a fast growing, legal and professional services business, ranked within the UK top 50 law firms with ambitious plans and over 250 years of heritage.

Our Journey:

  • Acquisition of EGL and entered the Birmingham market
  • Organic expansion - York
  • Acquisition of ERT Law - expanded in Birmingham
  • Acquisition of Croftons Solicitors - expanded in Manchester and Wilmslow
  • Acquisition of Fraser Brown and entered Nottingham market
  • Acquisition of ASB Law and entered South east market in Crawley & Maidstone
  • Acquisition of Shulmans and entered Leeds market
  • Organic recruitment of 108 professional advisors

13 offices | £74.3m turnover | 1130 professionals

  • Listed on AIM raising £28m
  • Expanded debt facility to £27m
  • Appointed COO
  • Acquisition of Spearing Waite and entered Leicester market
  • Acquisition of Cummins Solicitors expanded in Leicester
  • Acquisition of BrookStreet des Roches - expanded in Oxford
  • New premises - expanded Manchester
  • 6 new sector specialisms added
  • Serving more high quality clients

8 offices | £52.7m turnover | 650 professionals

  • Organic expansion - Derby
  • Acquisition of Darbys Solicitors in Oxford
  • Organic expansion - Wilmslow
  • Acquisition of Turner Parkinson in Manchester
  • Grew capacity and depth of expertise via acquisitions an organic recruitment of 120 professionals
  • Added 3 non-legal services

5 offices | £34.9m turnover | 430 professionals

  • First acquisition - Stoke
  • First commercial firm in the UK Legal services sector to attract external investment and abs licence granted
  • Corporate structure replaced partnership model, separating management/ownership/service delivery
  • Established a 'one team’ based culture and eliminated fee targets
  • Implemented modern paper light ways of working using one practice management system improving fee earners to support staff ratio’s
  • Acquisition of Hill Dickinson Chester office.

2 Offices | £8.7m Turnover | 150 professionals