Midland based Talbots to leave QualitySolicitors within two months.
Black Country based Solicitors firm Talbots have announced their intention to leave the QualitySolicitors brand after five years of membership.
Talbots say they will leave Quality Solicitors in May.
The firm also announced £1 million of fresh investment which they say will “strengthen their ability to service the needs of local people and businesses.”
Talbots say they intend to take on new lawyers in residential property, business services and trusts and estates teams to help meet it’s target of £10 million of fees for 2016.
Talbots Director, Mary Mocklow said: “2015 was a strong year for the business and saw us grow our clients across all legal services, with conveyancing a particular highlight… we are in the UK’s Top Ten firms
“When we sat down to plan our strategy for the next twelve months, we made a conscious decision to commit even further to our vision of being the preferred legal services provider in the Black Country and Worcestershire.”
“We believe our future is best served by deepening these local roots, rather than focusing some of our efforts towards being part of a national brand like QualitySolicitors. It was a tough decision to make as we’ve had some really good years with them.
“As a standalone business, we are free to innovate and launch exciting new products and services at a pace that suits us and, importantly, adds even more benefits to our clients.
“The £1 million investment is all about improving the customer experience even more and will be spread across hiring new legal specialists, the installation of state-of-the-art technology and developing our network of offices, including looking at larger and more suitable premises in Kidderminster and Stourbridge.
“We will also be moving to a new larger office in Wolverhampton on April 1st and are not ruling out opening new locations where we can make a real difference.”
The firm currently employ 194 people across seven different offices and managed to grow it’s residential property portfolio income by 26% last year.