Asons solicitors start recruiting for 300 new jobs in Bolton town centre

Asons solicitors start recruiting for 300 new jobs in Bolton town centre

Artist’s impression of the planned new Asons premises

Asons bosses Kamran and Imran Akram

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THREE hundred jobs are up for grabs for local people.

Asons solicitors announced plans to build a luxury £7 million office as a new gateway to the town centre, on the site of the former Bolton College building in Clarence Street.

And now they have started recruiting the 300 new people needed to work in the new building.

Asons head of human resources, Sarah Ainscough, said: “Over the coming year we have an exciting range of opportunities available; not just in law, but also in marketing, IT, and HR.

“We will be looking at all levels of experience, through our apprenticeship scheme, our graduate programme, and our highly sought after training contracts.

“We also anticipate roles which will require more qualified candidates, for which we are hoping to tap into the expertise of the local area.

“This is a very exciting time for Asons, and anyone joining us now will be well placed to enjoy the rewards of our success”

As well as office space, the luxury development will include a top-end restaurant, space for business networking and corporate events and a rooftop garden.

Founded five years ago, Asons Solicitors now employs 200 people — with 27 per cent of them from Bolton.

Stacey Regan, an employee from Bolton, said: “Bolton is my home town, and the office being located right in the middle of the town centre could not be more convenient.

“Having been with Asons for almost three years now, I can honestly say that the firm has encouraged me to realise my potential.”

Asons specialises in medical negligence, industrial disease and personal injury.

Bolton construction and design consultants Bradshaw Gass and Hope LLP will lead the new project, which should be complete by 2015. Asons has said it wants 70 per cent of the new workforce to be from Bolton.

Meanwhile, Asons is planning to open offices in London, New York, Dubai, Pakistan and Singapore by 2018.

Boss Imran Akram was named Businessperson of the Year at last year’s Bolton and Bury Business Awards.

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9:43am Tue 21 Jan 14

oftbewildered2 says...

I sincerely hope that those who live locally who have the right qualifications and work ethics will be successful in being recruited.
I sincerely hope that those who live locally who have the right qualifications and work ethics will be successful in being recruited. oftbewildered2
  • Score: 10

10:56am Tue 21 Jan 14

getajob123 says...

this is great but Asons are also responsible for most of the accident claims in bolton. 300 more staff trying to get claims lodged and ambulance chasing is not good news !!
this is great but Asons are also responsible for most of the accident claims in bolton. 300 more staff trying to get claims lodged and ambulance chasing is not good news !! getajob123
  • Score: 19

12:14pm Tue 21 Jan 14

pstuart says...

oftbewildered2 wrote:
I sincerely hope that those who live locally who have the right qualifications and work ethics will be successful in being recruited.
Their 'work ethics' and any other ethics that they have will be be severely corroded by a company like this.
[quote][p][bold]oftbewildered2[/bold] wrote: I sincerely hope that those who live locally who have the right qualifications and work ethics will be successful in being recruited.[/p][/quote]Their 'work ethics' and any other ethics that they have will be be severely corroded by a company like this. pstuart
  • Score: 10

12:54pm Tue 21 Jan 14

cliff4treasurer says...

Agreed.
Agreed. cliff4treasurer
  • Score: 8

1:05pm Tue 21 Jan 14

boltonchap says...

Hang on a minute isn't this exactly the same " press release " the BN published a few weeks ago?
A new job is a new job I suppose just a pity in such a tacky sector - personal injury FFS!
Hang on a minute isn't this exactly the same " press release " the BN published a few weeks ago? A new job is a new job I suppose just a pity in such a tacky sector - personal injury FFS! boltonchap
  • Score: 4

1:10pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Bolton Lad 85 says...

Just what this town needs more tin pot lawyers.
Just what this town needs more tin pot lawyers. Bolton Lad 85
  • Score: 9

1:17pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Wolfie190 says...

Do they have a department to help you set up accidents ?
Do they have a department to help you set up accidents ? Wolfie190
  • Score: 9

3:56pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Jim271 says...

Everybody hates lawyers.

Until they get arrested, or sacked, or have an accident.
Everybody hates lawyers. Until they get arrested, or sacked, or have an accident. Jim271
  • Score: 5

4:00pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Jim271 says...

According to the HSE in the last 20 years the number of workplace deaths per 100,000 has halved.

Employers were happy to risk injury to their employees to save money, people would be injured at work and then sacked. Along comes no win no fee and all of a sudden employers start to panic and look after employees.
According to the HSE in the last 20 years the number of workplace deaths per 100,000 has halved. Employers were happy to risk injury to their employees to save money, people would be injured at work and then sacked. Along comes no win no fee and all of a sudden employers start to panic and look after employees. Jim271
  • Score: -1

8:27pm Tue 21 Jan 14

BWFC71 says...

Jim271 wrote:
According to the HSE in the last 20 years the number of workplace deaths per 100,000 has halved.

Employers were happy to risk injury to their employees to save money, people would be injured at work and then sacked. Along comes no win no fee and all of a sudden employers start to panic and look after employees.
Jim

We seem to agree on many things, but we seem to be in a minority - which is good. For many the real true facts seem to hurt them - possibly they like living in cloud cuckoo land where they think that urban myths are actual facts!!!

BWFC/TRO
[quote][p][bold]Jim271[/bold] wrote: According to the HSE in the last 20 years the number of workplace deaths per 100,000 has halved. Employers were happy to risk injury to their employees to save money, people would be injured at work and then sacked. Along comes no win no fee and all of a sudden employers start to panic and look after employees.[/p][/quote]Jim We seem to agree on many things, but we seem to be in a minority - which is good. For many the real true facts seem to hurt them - possibly they like living in cloud cuckoo land where they think that urban myths are actual facts!!! BWFC/TRO BWFC71
  • Score: -3

8:58pm Tue 21 Jan 14

FreedomOfSpeech1945 says...

Looks like the solicitors of Bolton did indeed benefit from the "Crash 4 Cash" scam
Looks like the solicitors of Bolton did indeed benefit from the "Crash 4 Cash" scam FreedomOfSpeech1945
  • Score: 7

10:07am Wed 22 Jan 14

Iluminati says...

Hope it is as good as it' sounds. I'm always a bit suspicious regarding Ambulance chasing solicitors. Previously , many times, it has ended up in tears. How a Law firm with approx. 200 staff can increase it's staffing level 150%, before commencing business, is very indicative to be questioned, unless the majority of new recruits are going to be employed on a canvassing
basis. Hope I'm wrong!
Hope it is as good as it' sounds. I'm always a bit suspicious regarding Ambulance chasing solicitors. Previously , many times, it has ended up in tears. How a Law firm with approx. 200 staff can increase it's staffing level 150%, before commencing business, is very indicative to be questioned, unless the majority of new recruits are going to be employed on a canvassing basis. Hope I'm wrong! Iluminati
  • Score: 3

10:08am Wed 22 Jan 14

Wolfie190 says...

FreedomOfSpeech1945 wrote:
Looks like the solicitors of Bolton did indeed benefit from the "Crash 4 Cash" scam
From scruffy accident arrangement shops in Daubhill and Deane to an ostentatious £7m building employing 300 people bought for them by The car insurance paying public. I think the Kray twins were a more honest outfit.
[quote][p][bold]FreedomOfSpeech1945[/bold] wrote: Looks like the solicitors of Bolton did indeed benefit from the "Crash 4 Cash" scam[/p][/quote]From scruffy accident arrangement shops in Daubhill and Deane to an ostentatious £7m building employing 300 people bought for them by The car insurance paying public. I think the Kray twins were a more honest outfit. Wolfie190
  • Score: 7

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