A LAW firm is celebrating 12 months of growth following the appointment of a new managing partner.

Lee Marston took over as managing partner of Bolton-based Clough & Willis, just over a year ago.

Since taking up the position Mr Marston has managed the firm’s day-to-day operations, driven strategic growth and continued to develop its people and working practices.

In the intervening time the business has seen a rise in turnover across several of its departments.

Over the last year Clough & Willis’s employment work has jumped by 24 per cent, while cases handled by the corporate department are up by 15 per cent and four per cent for litigation.

Mr Marston said: “The last 12 months have been a period of transition and growth for the firm and these results are evidence of everyone’s hard work and efforts. We’ve focussed on delivering the very best service to our clients as well as on our own growth strategy and that approach is starting to pay dividends.

We have also grown our headcount by around 14 per cent in the last year. These new arrivals – both lawyers and support staff - have slotted in seamlessly with our existing team and have also played a big part in this success. Our focus is now on building on these foundations to ensure Clough & Willis is best placed for all future opportunities and expansion.”

Mr Marston became a partner a Clough & Willis in 2001 and has headed up the family team since 2000.

He is also a Resolution Accredited Specialist in the financial side of divorce and children disputes, and was a founding member of the Family Law Panel.

Mr Marston acts for a cross section of clients and has expertise in acting for the owners of large businesses.