- Frenkel Topping's trading since the start of the year is in line with market expectations, shareholders at the annual general meeting later today will be told.

Chairman David Southworth will say: "The board is pleased to announce that the Funds in the Investment Management Service has continued to increase steadily during the period, and the group's best of breed investment offering and innovative investment platform continues to be well received by our clients. The Company remains committed to its clients and continues to pride itself on its 99% client retention rate, for a record five years. The Group continues to support charitable organisations across the UK, and we look forward to continuing to work with our selected charities during the current year.

"The company is also proud that this year marks the 25-year anniversary of the landmark case of Kelly vs. Dawes which resulted in Cathy Kelly, who suffered a life changing injury, being awarded Britain's first ever structured settlement known as a Periodical Period Payment ("PPO") of which Frenkel Topping was an integral part. This created a momentous legacy for Cathy and has positively impacted the lives of many other individuals. "The board believes that due to the Group's robust financial position, coupled with our leading technology platform, Frenkel Topping will be able to continue to deliver profitable growth during this landmark year for the field of personal injury."

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