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Barnetts banks £1bn in mortgage transactions

Barnetts Solicitors has begun the new year with news that the firm has banked more than £1bn worth of mortgage transactions in the last 12 months.

The specialist conveyancing and personal injury law firm enjoyed 110% growth in turnover during the last financial year and increased its staffing levels in 2002 by 84%. Barnetts also plans to launch a recruitment campaign in February, aiming to attract 150 new workers to the practice.

Senior partner Richard Barnett says: “These financial results are fantastic – a testament to our working practices and the efforts of all our staff. If we can continue to break records such as this then I am positive we have a very prosperous future ahead of us.”


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