Trethowans has announced its expansion into Bournemouth with the opening of a new office in early 2018.
The new office in the heart of the city centre will boast up to 20 staff to enhance the legal services offered to the Dorset region and compliment the existing service offered by its office in Poole.
The expansion will see several key figures relocate to the area as well as offer the opportunity to grow the team with a number of new recruits.
Managing partner Chris Whiteley said "We are very excited to be opening a new office in Bournemouth taking our number of offices across the south to five."
The additional office rounds off a successful 2017 for the firm as it saw 22.6% growth and was announced the fastest growing independent law firm in the UK with up to £24million turnover by The Lawyer.
Chris added "Supporting local firms and helping them to achieve their own growth ambitions is top of our agenda so we will be working closely with the local business community moving forward."