Burcher Jennings shortlisted for ‘Supporting the Industry Award’ at The Modern Law Awards 2015

Print This Post

22 October 2015


Burcher Jennings200Burcher Jennings is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted for the ‘Supporting the Industry Award’ at the forthcoming Modern Law Awards 2015. This Award recognises businesses which have demonstrated significant support to the legal sector over the past year.

During this period, Burcher Jennings has continued to invest in its strategic development including in respect of costs, funding and pricing, where the aim has been to reinforce its offering to assist clients with key changes such as the new budgeting requirements demanded by the Jackson Reforms.

The firm has also opened further offices in Exeter and London complementing its existing offices in Bristol and Birmingham while making several new senior appointments, creating ‘Centres of Excellence’ in strategic points across the country.

The aim has been to increase accessibility and remain aligned with market changes in the legal industry. Through continuous business development and investment in high quality talent and strong relationship, the firm has ensured the same exceptional service across ever-broader networks.

More recently a ground breaking new funding scheme was launched – ‘Burcher Jennings Funding for Growth.’ The scheme is aimed at countering several long-standing structural challenges that law firms face. Unlike traditional loans and overdraft facilities that need to be repaid relatively quickly, a ‘Burcher Jennings Funding for Growth’ scheme is available where firms are offered a revolving evergreen facility that should increase in size as the firm grows.

Unlike standard bank finance, Burcher Jennings’ finance is not offered as a product and is without a hefty interest rate. This innovative funding initiative is believed to be the first of its kind in the UK legal industry.

At the recent Legal360 Awards, Burcher Jennings also sponsored the category for Outstanding Client Service, which was won by MAB Law.

The Modern Law Awards will take place in London on 19 November 2015, details of which can be found here.

Burcher Jennings also wishes to congratulate all other firms which have been shortlisted across the various categories.



Associate News is provided by Legal Futures Associates.
Find out about becoming an Associate



Legal Futures Blog

The skills shortage in law firms is the biggest threat to handling cybercrime

CLC Roundtable discussion at Malmaison Hotel, Charterhouse Square

The skills shortage in our businesses is the biggest threat to our industry when looking at cybercrime. Cybercriminals are not just after money but are looking for sensitive information too, so the legal services sector is an obvious target. In the last year we have had reports of around £7m of client money being lost to such crime. This is not an IT issue and it should not be left to the IT teams to sort out. It is a high-level responsibility and a board-level issue that must be taken seriously. We suspect that we will look back on 2016 and ask why we didn’t respond quicker.

March 21st, 2017