Cygnet Law’s Growth Through The Pandemic


Posted on: May 18th, 2021

We are so happy to have defied expectations of any business in a pandemic and expanded rapidly over the past year! Our amazing new team members have helped us support many clients over the past twelve months. Although some things have changed dramatically because of COVID, all in all it’s been a very exciting time for Cygnet.

We now have more than 65 staff members, with the following positions joining our law firm in the past 12 months:

  • A paralegal in the Mental Health department
  • Three administrative roles and two fee earners in the Conveyancing department
  • Four administrative roles, two trainee solicitors, two trainee legal executives and an apprentice in the Public Law department
  • Two new members of the Private Law Children team (and we are currently recruiting again for this team!)

We’re all thrilled to welcome our fantastic new team members. One of our directors, Stacey Phoenix, said: “We recognise at Cygnet that adapting and growing a business model during a global pandemic is an achievement and we do not take this growth for granted.

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Cygnet Director, Stacey Phoenix

“This is as a result of the continued hard work and resilience of our staff and the team as a whole. The way in which they rallied round and adapted during this time is a credit to the staff and demonstrates the collective nature of any success.”

Even though the growth has been exponential, like most businesses, the day-to-day running of the firm was impacted heavily after the announcement of the first lockdown.

One of Cygnet’s new Legal Executives in the Public Law department, Sam Saunders, said: “I have felt little impact of joining the firm during the pandemic. It’s certainly different, but has worked well. Cygnet ensured I was fully welcomed and integrated into the team from the beginning. I may not see my colleagues on a daily basis, but we are always in contact and I know I’m fully supported, even from my living room!”

Sam was thrilled to join the company, even at this strange time. She said: “I joined Cygnet having been aware of their excellent reputation in the local area and knowing it would be an excellent move for myself both professionally and personally. Having worked alongside other advocates from the firm at Court, I anticipated it being an enjoyable and supportive workplace, with brilliant prospects and the ability to learn from some of the best. I was, of course, correct!”

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Legal Executive, Sam Saunders

We’d like to thank everyone who has supported us this year. Our fantastic team and ever-growing client base have allowed us to further grow our shining reputation as one of the best law firms in the North East region.

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