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Kemp Little LLP announces record results

Kemp Little LLP, the leading technology and digital law firm, announces 32% increase in revenue 

Overview 

Kemp Little, the leading technology and digital law firm, announced a 32% increase in revenues for its 2014 – 2015 financial year taking fee revenue to over £10 million for the first time in its 18 year history.

The firm reported year end revenue of £10.56 million, up from £8 million in the previous year, with strong double digit growth across all of the firm’s core practice areas.

FinTech focus

Over the last 12 months Kemp Little has invested to build on its established base of work, which has included making a strategic push into the FinTech (financial technology) arena.

In doing so, the firm has won some significant technology and financial services regulatory orientated work in the past year for leading UK and international financial services institutions.

The firm continues to work for over 10% of the FTSE 100 in addition to over 15 Fortune 500 companies, as well as numerous established and fast-growing technology businesses.

Building a team to support growth

To ensure that the firm remains well placed to support its clients in areas where technology has a rapidly growing impact, it has invested in strategic hires to build a Data Protection and Privacy team, led by Nicola Fulford who joined the firm as a partner in December 2013 and a Financial Regulatory team, led by Lucy Frew who joined the firm as a partner in June 2014.

Kemp Little now has 51 (lawyer) fee earners, up some 18% on last year. Of these 15 are partners, with Chris Hill promoted to partner in the Commercial Technology team in May this year. 

Non-legal services

The expansion comes alongside strategic expansion into non-legal, but technology-oriented, complementary services, which began in 2013 with the launch of Kemp Little Consulting. As the firm continues to look at where else they could provide value to their client base, it has established Kemp Little Services through which they are launching a legal process management business, KL Concierge.

Looking back over the last 12 months

Looking back over the extraordinary performance of the business over the last 12 months, Kemp Little Managing Partner David Williams said:

“We are delighted to see such fantastic results for the firm this year. Our strategy to expand our offering and team to enhance our established tech and digital focus has clearly paid dividends. We are in the midst of an exciting period of evolution in the way that businesses are responding to technology and evolving their business models around it and we plan to remain at the heart of that in the work that we do.”

Awards and nominations

As well as being short-listed in the City Boutique Law Firm of the Year category in this year’s Lawyer Awards (announced in June, 2015), Kemp Little was Highly Commended in the 2014 FT Innovative Lawyer Awards Legal Pioneer category for its launch of KL Consulting, named in AI magazine’s M&A Awards as Best in Tech & Digital Media Law 2015 (UK) and won Outsourcing Law Firm of the Year in England in both Global Law Experts and Corp INTL’s legal awards 2015.

Contact:

Vicky Cunningham, Head of Marketing and Business Development
vicky.cunningham@kemplittle.com  020 7710 1648 / 07908 862 342

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