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On The Lawyer today there are two heartwarming stories of firms keen to carve out a space for themselves in the new legal world order.
First up is Keystone Law, which has added five lawyers to its ranks - including partners from Salans and Thomas Eggar - and looks to be making good on its threats (or is that promises?) to attract 50 new lawyers and increase turnover from £11.2m to £25m within the next three years.
For those that aren’t au fait with Keystone, the firm has something of a different working model. The firm, which gets by mostly on corporate and commercial work, but also has a growing property practice, has around 100 lawyers, all of whom work from home and are paid on a merit basis, while the only partners - James Knight and William Robins - work on client relationships. All back office staff are housed in a single office to keep costs down.