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Talbots looks to triple its size in Coventry with new hires

5 February 2024
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Dave Hodgetts (CEO of Talbots Law), Simon Booth and Lynne Robson (Sarginsons Law)

West-Midlands law firm Talbots is growing its footprint in Coventry by creating 30 new jobs in the city, including new legal assistants, solicitors, and directors.

It comes as employee-owned Talbots, which acquired Sarginsons Law last May, said it had just completed a "sympathetic" refurbishment of its 1850s listed home on the Quadrant.

"There is massive potential to really grow our footprint in the city and this is what we are aiming to achieve in 2024," said Dave Hodgetts, the chief executive of Talbots Law.

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"Work on the office is now complete so the time is right to look at how we build our team. We have the opportunity and space to increase our workforce to 50 people and this push starts immediately."

He added: "The aim is to become one of Coventry’s leading law firms, offering every legal service required by the local community – and, importantly, delivering this expertise in a personal way that shows we care."

The firm is also creating a dedicated business services hub at the Quadrant office and there will also be a new insolvency service headed up by Martin Lord in Coventry, an experienced restructuring, insolvency, and dispute specialist.

The company's plans see it increasing fees from £1m to £3m within 18 months, as well as increasing its range of services to local people and companies.

"We like to do things differently at Talbots and that is driven by our decision to become an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT) in November 2021," said Hodgetts.

"This has created a unique ‘team’ atmosphere where we invest heavily in the development of our staff and give each employee a personal progression plan they can follow. We’ve just been awarded a 2 Star rating in the Best Companies Awards to underline our commitment to our people."

Founded in 1828, Talbots Law has 400 staff in 11 offices across the Black Country, Birmingham, Coventry, Worcester, and North Worcestershire.

Giles Gwinnett is a writer at The Business Magazine. He has been a journalist for more than 20 years and covered a vast array of topics at a range of media settings - in print and online. After his NCTJ newspaper training, he became a reporter in Hampshire before moving to a news agency in Gloucestershire. In recent years, he has been covering the financial markets along with company news for an investor-focused web portal. His many interests include politics, energy and the environment. He lives in Dorset.

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