A LAW firm headquartered in Blackburn is embarking on a significant recruitment drive.

Farleys has begun a hunt for a number of specialists solicitors to work across the firm's six offices.

Corporate and commercial client growth is said to have triggered the expansion proposals at its sites in Blackburn, Burnley, Accrington, Preston, Manchester and London.

Personal injury work, especially a surge in medical negligence enquiries, has also been cited as a contributory factor.

Managing partner Ian Liddle said: "As a business we recognise that our people are central to our continued success and we are continuing with our strategy of hiring the best talent to boost the skills of our established teams, in order to support the firm's ambitious growth plans across the region.

"We continue to take on high calibre new people, which is indicative of our commitment to increasing and strengthening our teams across a range of practice areas and support functions.

"These are exciting times for our business and we’re keen to attract talented people who will share our values and play a key part in the continued success of the firm."

The practice has also recently launched its own specialist business immigration service.