28 April 2022
Elevated financial performance driven by strong client demand; special dividend declared
Keystone Law Group plc (AIM: KEYS), the fast growing, UK Top 100, challenger law firm, today announces its full year results for the year ended 31 January 2022 ('2022').
(1) 2021 dividend excludes 3.5p paid as catch up for non-payment of a final dividend for the year ended 31 January 2020
Current trading and outlook:
James Knight, Chief Executive Officer of Keystone Law, commented:
“Keystone has had another very successful year. Our unique business model, with technology enabled remote working and flexibility at its core, has ensured that our lawyers have been perfectly placed to capitalise on the high levels of client demand throughout the period.
As a result of the experience of the last two year, remote working within the legal profession has now been accepted by the mainstream and I believe it will remain a preference for many. Keystone offers so much more than just remote working. It gives genuine flexibility, providing the platform for our lawyers to take control of the manner in which they build their practices, often to earn more money, whilst being supported by a central office team of the highest calibre.
Being highly cash generative and capital light has meant that we have built a strong cash position and we are extremely pleased to be able to propose both a final ordinary dividend of 11.2p and a special dividend of 10p per share.”
For further information:
Keystone Law Group plc
James Knight, Chief Executive Officer
Tel: +44 (0) 20 3319 3700
Ashley Miller, Finance Director
Panmure Gordon (UK) Limited (Nominated Adviser and Joint Broker)
Dominic Morley (Corporate Finance)
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7886 2500
Erik Anderson (Corporate Broking)
Investec Bank plc (Joint Broker)
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7597 5970
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The information contained within this announcement is deemed to constitute inside information as stipulated under the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 as it forms part of UK domestic law by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (“MAR”).
A meeting for analysts will be held virtually at 9.30am today, 28 April 2022. Analysts wishing to attend this event can register via email at [email protected] Keystone's Full Year 2022 results announcement will also be available today on the Group's website at www.keystonelaw.com.
Notes to editors
Keystone is an award-winning law firm, providing conventional legal services to SMEs and high net worth individuals in a £9bn addressable market.
Keystone has a scalable and unique model, with three defining characteristics:
Keystone is a full-service law firm, with 20 service areas and more than 50 industry sectors delivered by nearly 400 high calibre self-employed Principal lawyers who work from their own offices.
In November 2020, Keystone was named Law Firm of the Year by The Lawyer, the first time a ‘new’ law firm has won the award.
More information about Keystone can be found at www.keystonelaw.co.uk.