Alternative business structures


Tax consultancy sets up ABS to become one-stop shop

17 January 2019

A tax consultancy has set up an alternative business structure to create a “one-stop shop” for independent contractors seeking advice, saying ABSs had made the law more entrepreneurial.


Global law company seeks more purchases after buying UK firm

9 January 2019

Global law company Elevate is looking for more acquisitions this year after buying pioneering UK commercial law firm Halebury, which uses freelance lawyers to support in-house teams.


ABSs forge ahead as number of conveyancing firms shrinks

13 December 2018

Alternative business structures operating in conveyancing are significantly more positive about their future than traditional practices as the number of firms in the field continues to fall.


New ABS combines legal and accountancy advice

10 December 2018

A litigation-focused legal and accountancy alternative business structure, which opened for business this month, is set to benefit from an “explosion” in contested probate cases.


Innovation in law – it takes “sweat, risk and stubbornness”

6 December 2018

The founder of pioneering alternative business structure rradar has described innovation in the legal sector as “sweat, risk and stubbornness”. It is now lining up acquisitions to aid growth.


Gauke hails ABSs and sector’s commitment to lawtech

30 November 2018

The Lord Chancellor yesterday hailed the impact of alternative business structures in driving competition and fostering innovation in the legal market.


Levels of innovation in law “stagnating” but future looks better

29 November 2018

The level of innovation in the legal market has “stagnated and fallen in some areas” in recent years, but there are a number of encouraging signs for the future, major new research has revealed.


Top judge calls for ABS transparency amid “commercialisation” of PI

19 November 2018

A Court of Appeal judge has called on legal regulators to make public who owns alternative business structures to bring greater transparency to the personal injury market.


£43m Ince deal to make Gordon Dadds biggest listed law firm

29 October 2018

Gordon Dadds is set to become the largest listed law firm in the world by revenue after agreeing terms to acquire City practice Ince & Co for around £43m plus share options.


PE-backed personal injury firm sold out of administration

1 October 2018

Private-equity backed industrial disease law firm Roberts Jackson has become the latest victim of the squeeze on personal injury practices, and was sold out of administration on Friday.

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