"2015 sees confidence firmly return to the legal community and an appetite for growth has led to a sharp increase in permanent and interim recruitment across the UK," said Hudson's legal team in a post to the consultancy's website.
" Real estate in particular continues to see the greatest demand for lawyers at all levels, which in turn has created additional openings and opportunities in associated disciplines of planning, housing and construction."
Gateley became the first U.K. law firm to list on the London stock market when it floated on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) in June this year. AIM is a sub-market of the London Stock Exchange, which allows smaller companies to float. The corporate law company raised £30 million ($46.23 million) from its initial public offering (IPO) and currently has a market capitalisation of £107 million ($164.9 million).
On Tuesday, it published its full-year results for the year ending 30 April 2015, its last as a private company. The results showed revenue grew 11.5 percent to £60.9 million and pre-tax profits rose 32.4 percent to £9.8 million.