Peninsula, the Manchester-based law consultancy, is increasing its number of advisers from 40 to more than 80, as it gears up for the impact of more workplace legislation.

The firm expects to post a record turnover of £17.5m for the year ending March 31, 2001. This is because demand for its services has soared as companies grapple with recent legislation, such as the Working Time Directive and Fairness at Work.

Managing director Peter Done believes the new corporate killing legislation, and other health and safety procedures, will fuel even more growth.

The number of employment tribunal cases hit 118,000 in 2000, compared to 104,000 the year before.

Peninsula has more than 10,000 small to medium-sized company clients, of which a quarter were introduced by insurance brokers.

Brokers receive 10% commission for introducing business.