Law firm Hill Dickinson LLP said its results for the year ended 30 April 2011 were enhanced with the acquisition of the Liverpool and Sheffield offices of collapsed law firm Halliwells.
Hill Dickinson said revenue increased to £100.1m during the 12-month period, a 14.9% rise from the year ended 30 April 2010, when turnover was at £87.1m. Net profit rose to £14.4m from £13.5m the previous financial year.
The firm's Liverpool office reported a 16.5% increase in revenue during the financial year, while in Manchester revenue increased by 7.5% during the 12 months to 30 April this year.
The Liverpool office of Halliwells, including the property and construction team, was bought by Hill Dickinson in the summer last year, with Halliwells' staff moving from The Plaza next door to St Paul's Square.
Peter Jackson, managing partner at Hill Dickinson, said: "It has been a positive year for the firm. We have performed well across the board and are particularly pleased to see increased activity on the corporate side, with our team having grown significantly. We now look forward to another year of growth and to exploiting the business development opportunities that are on offer to us as a larger firm with enhanced commercial capabilities."
Hill Dickinson has offices in London and Chester, as well as in Fountain Street in Manchester and its headquarters in Liverpool.