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Exclusive: ABS starts to build portfolio of “local hero” law firm acquisitions

An alternative business structure launched at the end of last year to invest in profitable “local hero” law firms, has already taken over one practice this year and is on the verge of taking a share in another. London-based Echelon Law offers back-office support and has a particular focus on firms of one to three partners.

February 1st, 2018 | No Comments »

Solicitors and technologists form CLC-licensed ABS to launch digital conveyancing venture

An alternative business structure set up by ex-government IT specialists has launched an online service that hopes to harness technology to simplify the conveyancing process. The co-founders of Juno Property Lawyers have worked on some of the highest-profile government IT projects and hired two senior solicitors.

January 23rd, 2018 | No Comments »

Exclusive: Unique ABS joining licensed conveyancers with accountants looks to expand

A multi-disciplinary alternative business structure is looking to build on its unique combination of licensed conveyancers and chartered accountants. Known as Optimum Professional Services, it is hoping to expand into commercial property work and possibly other areas of law.

January 22nd, 2018 | No Comments »

Heavy-hitting sports law firm becomes ABS

A boutique London sports and entertainment law practice has converted to an alternative business structure just three months after launching itself, with the aim of being “nimble” in future. It counts the likes of Usain Bolt, Anthony Joshua and Chris Froome among its clients.

December 22nd, 2017 | No Comments »

Sports group invests in north-west practice to offer legal services to clients

Premier League footballers including former Manchester United and England striker Andrew Cole are set to be among high-profile sporting clients of a law firm that has taken investment from a sports and media group after becoming an alternative business structure.

December 20th, 2017 | No Comments »

ABS brings non-legal services in-house as “unique selling point in crowded market”

A law firm has relaunched itself as a multi-disciplinary alternative business structure, offering corporate clients legal, accountancy, and business advisory services, with human resources advice set to follow. Its head said being able to offer SMEs more than legal services was a “unique selling point” in a crowded legal marketplace.

December 11th, 2017 | No Comments »

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 »