- Tuesday, 5 January 2016
Legal Beagles, a consumer rights forum, has launched a comparison website using its own research on fixed fees to decide which law firms are listed. Kate Briscoe, chief executive of Legal Beagles, said only around 500 firms published fixed fees on their websites.
Tags: comparison websites, family, fixed fees, private client
Posted in Latest news, Technology
- Monday, 11 May 2015
Cambridgeshire financial advisers Beacon Wealth Management have used an alternative business structure to buy a local law firm. Tony Larkins, managing director of Beacon, said it had always been his aim to own a law firm and accountancy practice.
Tags: ABS, Alternative business structures, independent financial advisers, private client
Posted in Alternative business structures, Latest news, Legal Services Act, Market monitor
- Thursday, 15 January 2015
A new firm formed by some of the country’s best-known private client lawyers is promising to provide high net-worth clients with a service provided only by “exceptionally knowledgeable” senior lawyers.
Tags: high net-worth individuals, legal services, private client, Virtual law firms
Posted in Latest news, Market monitor
- Wednesday, 12 December 2012
Private client departments with fewer secretaries are more profitable, new research has suggested. The mini-survey found that firms with less than one secretary for every two fee-earners reported a gross profit margin of 52%, as against 44% for firms with a higher ratio.
Tags: private client
Posted in hrtraining, Latest news
- Thursday, 18 October 2012
A Mayfair-based private client firm that has close links to a wealth manager and a personal injury practice that is diversifying into other areas of law have become the first new alternative business structures in nearly a month.
Tags: ABS, Alternative business structures, financial services, high street firms, personal injury, private client, Solicitors Regulation Authority
Posted in Alternative business structures, Latest news, Market monitor
News round-up: Kennedys eyes investment, run-off cover call, Manchester firms’ growth stalls, and moreMonday, 27 February 2012
Our latest news round-up reports on City firm Kennedys’ likely need for external investment, Law Society lobbying over run-off cover, Mishcon’s new private client service, a review of Manchester firms’ financials and an anti-HSBC petition.
Tags: ABS, Alternative business structures, conveyancing, minimum salary, private client, professional indemnity insurance
Posted in Latest news, News In Brief