Express Solicitors, has promoted non-lawyers Gavin Redman and Carole Jones to associate partners.
The move comes some two months after Express was granted Alternative Business Structure (ABS) status and will see Redman lead the sales and marketing department and Jones head up the firm's human resources department.
Managing partner at Express Solicitors, James Maxey said that both partners had been integral to the ongoing success of the firm during a difficult climate for the legal sector.
“Gavin has worked extremely hard in a marketing role to get us the media and online exposure that has led to significant growth for the firm while also experiencing huge success in bringing in new business," he said.
“At the same time, Carole has overseen the company increase from 90 to 148 employees and worked with the partners to improve processes and performance throughout."
He added that Jones had developed the firm's talent management capabilities, making it a stand out employer of choice.
Express Solicitors now has 13 partners in a 148-strong workforce, which includes 47 fee earners.