We are pleased to announce that following successful assessment and authorisation from the Solicitors Regulation Authority, DR Solicitors is operating as an Alternative Business Structure (“ABS”) from 19 August 2013. An ABS is a newly permitted structure for law firms, and we are confident it will enable us to continue our own growth and development plan. Most importantly, it will enable us to provide a broader set of services to our established primary care clients.
There are currently fewer than 200 approved ABS’s in the country, and we are delighted to reinforce our reputation for legal services innovation by achieving the prestigious ABS status.
To our valued clients there will be no change to how you are looked after by DR Solicitors, but behind the scenes it means that we will be able to include non-solicitors in the management and ownership of the firm and thereby further differentiate ourselves from more traditional law firms.