Advanced Legal: Hosted ALB helps Scott-Moncrieff & Associates deliver innovation

In the 1980s, the UK’s legal landscape was very different from what it is today. Traditional law firms had worked in the same manner for decades and work-life balance was rarely, if ever, considered a topic of interest. 

Working for a firm that didn't offer flexibility was the trigger for Lucy Scott-Moncrieff to establish Scott-Moncrieff with two other partners. Following the birth of a son, and with childcare responsibilities now a consideration, she decided that a very different approach to the established working structure in law firms was required. This led to Scott-Moncrieff being set up as one of the very first virtual law firms, a brave and leading edge concept at the time. In subsequent years, several other firms have established successful practices by using the same business model. 

This spirit of innovation has continued, and today Scott-Moncrieff Associates Ltd is represented by 60 experienced legal professionals who work with clients throughout England and Wales. Each works independently from home, with access to meeting rooms when they are required. A centralised team manage all of the practice’s administration from their hub in Temple, London. Originally focused on legal aid work, the firm has now expanded into private client and commercial areas of law and they continue to add new lawyers and areas of expertise. 

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