Turnover remained flat and profits were down this year for the Co-op’s legal services business – despite a jump in divorce and wills work apparently due the Covid-19 pandemic.
Half-year results published by the retailer, covering the six months to 24 July, showed that underlying profits for Co-op Legal Services were down from £3m to £2m, with turnover unchanged at £19m.
Revenues are likely to have been hit by the downturn in personal injury and conveyancing work during lockdown. However work from other areas increased, with will writing services up by 69% and divorce-related enquiries rising 300%.
Read more: Law Gazette