Law firm set for major office expansion

Jessica Hampson

CEL Solicitors, based in Liverpool, is marking its fourth year in business by expanding its workspace and planning future growth.

The civil litigation specialist is set to take further space at 20 Chapel Street, where it already occupies the 12th floor, having created an office complete with three bars, two ‘think swings’, pool table and a 70-seater amphitheatre.

Jessica Hampson, director and owner of CEL Solicitors, said: “Since launching four years ago, we’ve gone from strength to strength, growing from just one service line to seven and massively increasing our headcount, which we absolutely could not have achieved without heavy investment in technology and a strong ‘people before profits’ ethos.

“We created our office at 20 Chapel Street with our team’s wellbeing at the core – everything here is designed to foster a collaborative, engaging workspace.

“We wanted the office to be somewhere that the team look forward to coming into, so to now be announcing an expansion onto the sixth floor is incredible and will allow us to continue our growth.”

The new space on the sixth floor occupies 7,168 sq ft, with fit-out works set to begin next month. Initial plans include design inputs from the team such as a seven metre-long aquarium and further games and chill-out areas.

Having bolstered its team by 100% during the last 12 months, CEL Solicitors is now looking forward to welcoming new members to its team and increasing investment in tech to help facilitate the company’s expansion.

Jessica added: “We’re proud that, despite the challenges of the last year, we’ve managed to expand our team and also add two brand new practice areas to our offering.

“This is a true testament to the dedication, tenacity and talents of the team. We are passionate about securing the very best outcomes for our clients – whether that’s a social housing tenant living in uninhabitable conditions and pursuing a housing disrepair claim, or an individual whose personal data privacy has been breached.

“As a firm, we believe that people with passion really can make a difference – and that’s what we’re doing at 20 Chapel Street…one office at a time!”