A COUNTY law firm is creating 20 new jobs in a major recruitment drive.

Thursfields Solicitors, which has an office in Worcester, says it is looking to hire at least 20 new people, with more jobs to follow.

According to HR director Jade Linton, this is because of strong performance in the face of the Covid pandemic.

She said: "Despite what has been an uncertain time for businesses in the wake of the pandemic, our ambitions for growth have not waned.

“We used the steadiness of lockdown to refocus, seek feedback, strategise and revisit our corporate aims in areas including internal branding, learning and development, client relationships and growth.

“Our strategies have paid off and we are now well placed to add to our impressive community of lawyers and managers.

“We seek technically robust lawyers to join our team. We do not mind if they are not the finished article.

"We commit to helping them get there with clear and kind feedback with a compassionate tone, mentorship and continuous development.”

In spite of tough trading conditions, Thursfields has recorded double digit growth in the past 12 months with the corporate team leading the way with a record year.

During the pandemic Thursfields completed a total of 29 deals worth over £125 million and consolidated its position as a leading legal adviser to the owner-managed business and SME market.

Ms Linton added: “Thursfields is increasingly becoming the law firm of choice for ambitious lawyers who appreciate our flexible and considered approach to all aspects of their employment.

“They appreciate our approach to agile working – we have a hybrid working policy which addresses the need for flexibility and permits home working.

“We have an active equality, diversity and inclusion committee and steering groups as part of our efforts to champion an inclusive culture dedicated to learning, widening access to the profession and a genuine sense of belonging.

“We are also committed to supporting the development of mental health first aiders at each office.

“I would urge anyone, either at the start of their career or contemplating their next move, to put Thursfields at the very top of their wishlist and give us a call.”