Leeds-based employment law specialist practice Thrive Law – headed up by solicitor and leading mental health campaigner Jodie Hill – is celebrating its third birthday, hot on the heels of experiencing a surge in enquiries as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, and following Jodie’s active media presence as the go to expert for employment law.

The firm’s recent successes clearly demonstrate a strong regional and national need for high calibre specialist employment and HR legal advice, driven by concerns from businesses and individuals arising from the government’s furlough provisions, as well as discrimination and redundancy issues.

On the back of this surge in enquiries, due to an investment in their marketing strategy, Thrive Law has seen a 177% increase in website enquiries over the last 12 months, evidenced by 2.1 million website impressions, resulting in a scarcely believable 300% increase in clients.

These headline statistics have culminated in a 56% increase in the practice’s turnover, requiring a doubling in the firm’s staff of qualified solicitors, to six in total.

Over the last 12 months Thrive Law helped deal with over 3,000 enquiries to its dedicated Coronavirus helpline – a service which the practice successfully operated free of charge, since the first wave of the pandemic and continue to provide support on a daily basis for those who cannot afford it.

Lockdown 3.0 has been incredibly tough for many and Thrive Law, in a bid to support people with their mental health helped businesses and individuals by offering free access to its mental health wellbeing subscription service, Thrive Wellbeing, during this latest lockdown. This has provided free training and support on mental health in the workplace to hundreds of SME’s and employees. More details of this service are available at the Thrive Law website.

Headquartered in Leeds but with a national reach and with some of the senior team based in the South, Thrive Law already provides services across the region and beyond on all aspects of Employment law, with a special interest in mental health wellbeing and Diversity and Inclusion.

Managing Partner, Jodie Hill is a passionate mental health campaigner, having instigated the #OneMind Petition, designed to require the Government to make Mental Health Risk Assessments mandatory in the workplace, gaining support from local MPs and businesses, in a bid to gain support from the government to look after employee wellbeing and mental health as we emerge from lockdown and rebuild the economy.

Commenting on the third birthday celebrations, Jodie Hill explains: “When I started Thrive Law, I wanted to create a working environment where everyone could show up as their true self, a truly inclusive workplace, with me leading by example and practising what I preach. As a result, we have created a positive, effective, best-practice specialist law firm that provides world-class advice, support and assistance to an increasing tally of enlightened regional, national and global businesses . It has attracted top talent, for example Tom Stenner-Evans who joined only 3 months ago as our first Partner, and was attracted to Thrive because of our values and passion. The amazing success we have seen as we turn three is testament to the hard work and dedication of all our team, especially during the current challenges.”