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Debt collection agency launches ABS

A large north of England debt collection agency has launched an alternative business structure to bring work in-house after commercial clients demanded a “seamless cradle to grave service”. The aim is “to continue the service that we already supply but do it from our internal resources rather than through partnerships with law firms”.

September 28th, 2017 | No Comments »

Group that delivers unregulated legal services launches ABS

A business that supplies unregulated legal services to SME clients worldwide via a virtual law firm using more than 100 consultant lawyers, has added an alternative business structure to its group to offer regulated services to UK consumers.

August 15th, 2017 | No Comments »

Bailiffs launch ABS “to capitalise on TV fame”

A firm of bailiffs made famous by a long-running TV series has launched an alternative business structure, in part to capitalise on the legal work that follows national exposure. DCB Legal Limited received its licence from the Solicitors Regulation Authority earlier this month.

July 27th, 2017 | No Comments »

Eviction specialist ABS acquired by property industry insurer

An alternative business structure specialising in property recovery and tenant evictions has been acquired by a major property industry insurer, Hamilton Fraser. Landlord Action Limited – whose founder fronts Channel 5 series Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords – plans to expand its fixed-fee landlord and letting agent-focused services.

June 28th, 2017 | No Comments »

Regional practice becomes ABS to facilitate equity swap with Singapore firm

A law firm has acquired an alternative business structure licence to facilitate an equity swap, as part of its bid to integrate with a firm of Singapore lawyers and comply with restrictive local laws on ownership. A regulatory rule change in Singapore made it difficult for the branches of foreign firms to operate.

May 22nd, 2017 | No Comments »

Engineering consultancy launches ABS – but hopes to avoid competing with law firm clients

A leading provider of consultancy and expert witness services to the engineering sector has launched an alternative business structure (ABS) in a bid to add regulated legal services to its offering for corporate clients. The company is headed by the former senior partner of Wragge & Co.

May 11th, 2017 | No Comments »

ABS start-up led by CILEx Fellow bids for rapid growth

A chartered legal executive has launched a start-up alternative business structure specialising in personal injury but with ambitious plans for expansion into a variety of legal areas, including sports law.

April 19th, 2017 | No Comments »

ABS hopes to build up consumer brand covering 14 types of claim

A high street law firm has obtained an alternative business structure licence as part of a strategy to build up its Refund You website-based consumer brand, which covers 14 areas of claims, from personal injury and financial mis-selling to timeshares and cavity wall insulation.

March 10th, 2017 | 1 Comment »

Internationalist ABS sets sights on Middle East alliance

A boutique commercial firm with strong links to south-east Asia has become an alternative business structure as part of its growth plans, which include forming an alliance with several Middle East law firms.

December 16th, 2016 | No Comments »

Gibraltar-based law firm launches ABS and eyes external investment

An international finance and technology law practice involved in the online gaming and electronic payments industries, has become an alternative business structure to help its plans to grow as a group and set up offices across the European Union.

November 7th, 2016 | No Comments »