Knights is one of the fastest 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 during the 2019-20 financial year
  • Acquisition of OTB Eveling and entered Exeter market
  • New premises - Majestic in Leeds
  • New premises - Two Chamberlain Square in Birmingham
  • Acquisition of Mundays - expanded in the South East market in Weybridge
  • Acquisition of the business and assets of housing law services - extending the Group’s presence in the housing sector
  • Acquisition of Keebles - expanded in the Yorkshire market
  • Acquisition of Archers Law and entered Teesside market

17 locations | £103.2m turnover | 1,000+ fee earners

  • 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 locations | £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 locations | £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 ratios
  • Acquisition of Hill Dickinson Chester office

2 locations | £8.7m turnover | 150 professionals