Briefing April 2017: Team players

Resource - 03/04/2017 : ABS, Blake Morgan, cloud, digitisation, direct sourcing, DW reporting, EY, hogan lovells, hotdesking, IntApp, Mills & Reeve, Norton Rose Fulbright, osborne clarke, password security, pinsent masons, pricing, profitability, project management, recruitment, RPC, shoosmiths, social media, strategy, talent, Finance, Human Resources, Marketing & BD, Risk & Compliance, Technology

Team players

Cornelius Grossmann, global head of law at EY, on why it's hard to beat the Big Four when it comes to the collaborative pitch.


ABS gives away software tool to help companies check contracts for Brexit impact

News Article - 06/07/2016 : ABS, brexit, EU referendum, General, General, Software

Innovative alternative business structure Radiant Law has created a Microsoft Word-based tool to help in-house counsel check the impact of Brexit on their commercial contracts – and is giving it away for free.

‘Remarkable Uno...

Listed legal businesses with property and PI focus hit by stock market turmoil

News Article - 01/07/2016 : ABS, brexit, EU referendum, General, legal futures

The stock market falls on the back of the EU Referendum has hit an ABS-owning property company the most, as well AIM-listed legal businesses with a personal injury (PI) element, a Legal Futures analysis has shown.

The PI hit...

ABS launches ‘real law, made easy’ service to ‘shake up’ legal market

News Article - 11/03/2016 : ABS, General, legal advice, legal service, sme

The market will move towards a retail-style, consumer-driven approach within the next five years, says firm's managing director

A law firm owned by a global insurance gianthas promised to ‘shake up’ the...

First “teaching law firm” for students granted ABS licence

News Article - 09/10/2015 : ABS, General, NLS legal advice centre, solicitors regulation authority

Nottingham Law School (NLS) has created the first “teaching law firm” for students after being granted an alternative business structure (ABS) licence by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

The licence will give students the...

Directory enquiries

Blog post - 23/07/2015 : ABS, generation y, legal directory, Practice Management

This blog post was also featured as a column in the July 2015 issue of Legal Practice Management magazine....

SRA stays on report over ABS licensing

News Article - 24/02/2015 : ABS, alternative business structure, legal risk, legal services board, LSB, risk and compliance, solicitors regulation authority, SRA, Risk & Compliance

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is to remain on report over its performance in licensing alternative business structures (ABSs) until it outlines how it will stop making “disproportionate” requests for information from...

Gunnercooke uses its law firm model to set up consultancy business

News Article - 11/02/2015 : ABS, alternative business structure, business development, legal futures, Marketing & BD, Practice Management

Alternative business structure gunnercooke has taken its pioneering law firm model and used it to set up a consultancy business.

Darryl Cooke, co-founder of the ABS, said the firm’s “solely senior lawyers” approach was...

Conscious client interview: Sarah Boustouller of Stephensons Solicitors

Resource - 05/02/2015 : ABS, alternative business structure, General, law firm marketing, legal business development, legal marketing, Marketing & BD

Inteview with Sarah Boustouller, partner and marketing manager at Stephensons Solicitors, by David Gilroy of Conscious Solutions...

Legal Survivor Awards 2030: What will be the winning law firm? ABS, TLF or RBM?

News Article - 03/02/2015 : ABS, alternative business structure, Customer experience strategy, legal business development, legal compliance, legal marketing, Legal Practice Management, legal risk, practice management, risk and compliance, Marketing & BD, Practice Management

The licensing of the first alternative business structure (ABS) on 6 October 2011 marked the beginning of the end for traditional law firms (TLF) by some commentators. Although this prediction is regularly bandied about, it seems to me that the...

Here come the Americans: LegalZoom gains ABS licence

News Article - 08/01/2015 : ABS, alternative business structure, legal futures, legal technology, LegalZoom, Technology

US online legal services provider LegalZoom – which claims to be the best-known legal brand in America – has become the first US business to be licensed as an alternative business structure (ABS).

Legal Futures revealed late...

The Country Gentlemen’s Association partners with DPS

News Article - 03/12/2014 : ABS, alternative business structures, cloud-computing, dps software, dpscloud, General, legal it, legal technology, Technology

The Country Gentlemen’s Association combine innovation with tradition through DPS’s technology solutions

The 14,500 member - strong Country Gentlemen’s Association have selected ...

Ground-breaking ABS to implement Proclaim

News Article - 10/11/2014 : ABS, eclipse, General, Legal case management software, legal it, legal practice management software, legal technology, Proclaim case management solution, Technology

Aspire Law chooses Eclipse's Proclaim case management solution

Aspire Law - a partnership between Aspire, a national spinal injury charity, and Moore Blatch, a personal injury law firm - is implementing Eclipse's...

March of the accountants – now KPMG gains ABS licence

News Article - 01/10/2014 : ABS, alternative business structure, Finance, Legal News, Finance

KPMG has become the second member of the ‘Big Four’ accountants to be awarded an alternative business structure licence.

However, unlike PwC, KPMG said it has no intention of developing a standalone legal practice.


Law firm and charity join forces in groundbreaking ABS

News Article - 01/10/2014 : ABS, alternative business structure, practice management, Practice Management

Hampshire law firm Moore Blatch has teamed up with national spinal injury charity Aspire to launch the first alternative business structure (ABS) of its kind.

Aspire Law will open for business on 3 November, offering a specialist service...