Alternative business structures
Five partners from London firm Child & Child, who acquired the firm after it went into administration at the end of last month in a management buyout, used an off-the-shelf ABS, it has emerged.
A pioneering alternative business structure specialising in space law and named after Neil Armstrong 50 years after he first stepped on the moon has gone live, Legal Futures can reveal.
An alternative business structure set up by an HR consultancy has launched a dedicated case management software tool aimed at integrating large company HR departments with its employment law offering.
The first alternative business structure licensed by the Bar Standards Board – a combination of barristers and football agents – has shut down, Legal Futures can reveal.
Eversheds Sutherland is to hive off three of its ‘alternative’ legal services teams into an alternative business structure, from which it will seek external investment to help more than double revenue to £100m.
The former head of operations at well-known media law firm Schillings has been banned from working for solicitors after reselling the firm’s used mobile phones and pocketing the proceeds.
An accountancy firm in Cornwall has set up an alternative business structure to provide will writing, trusts and power of attorney services – which it says is the first one-stop shop of its kind in the county.
A specialist litigation law firm with support from an external backer that means it can fund cases itself goes live today as an alternative business structure, Legal Futures can report.
A pioneering shared legal service providing advice to seven councils in the East Midlands is set to create the latest local authority alternative business structure.
The Co-operative – now the UK’s largest provider of probate – recorded a 37% rise in turnover from legal services in 2018, and a 53% jump in profit. Meanwhile, Ince Gordon Dadds has bought another firm.
Company behaviour and the ethical responsibility of general counsel is a sensitive subject, because the status and influence of the role can vary considerably from one entity to another, and the issue can be complicated.