Law firm Napthens is reporting strong growth with record income and profits as it reveals its latest financial results.

The law firm, which has offices in Kendal, has seen four per cent growth in fee income across the business to over £14m and a 25 per cent increase in profits compared to last year.

Highlights include double-digit growth for Napthens’ Corporate, Employment and Litigation departments, which are some of the largest teams in their field in the region.

The employment team has seen its HR3 annual retainer service perform well, now boasting more than 300 clients.

The corporate department, which was highly commended in the 2018 North West Insider Dealmaker Awards, advised on around £150m of deals last year, with the real estate team handling around £130m of transactions.

Meanwhile, Napthens' wealth management arm has seen a major increase in assets under management to £100m, complementing the firm’s range of personal legal services.

Chief executive Shru Morris said: “We’re delighted to build on our strong growth over the last few years, and our results demonstrate that Napthens is one of the North West’s leading full service law firms.

“We have focused on organic growth, recruitment of key individuals and acting for the best clients in the region. This continues to generate impressive results across all key service areas.

“This past year saw our largest ever trainee intake, further growth in our specialist commercial contracts team and new partners including the recent promotion of Blackburn based Claire Haworth, the arrival of business recovery specialist, Grahame Love, and Tony Coates who is developing our commercial presence in Southport.”

Investment in the growth of the business has continued during the early stages of the current financial year, with the recruitment of new IT director, Gary Alman, from London firm Ashursts, and the acquisition of ATG Health and Safety Consultants Ltd, both of which were announced in May.

Shru continued: “Our strategy for growth over the year ahead is to invest in the right calibre of people across our six offices and across our personal and commercial legal services and invest in technology to continually strengthen our offering."