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The former chief executive of volume firm Minster Law is behind the latest ABS start-up to gain SRA approval.
Brilliant Law, which is led by ex-Minster Law CEO Matthew Briggs with MandellCorporate director David Mandell as head of legal practice, finance and administration, plans to offer SMEs and micro-SMEs a ‘pay as you go’ menu of fixed-price ad hoc services, an online portal enabled for mobile devices and downloadable legal documents.
The Leeds-based business claims to be a unique “pure-bred” new firm. Owned by Brilliant Law Group it aims to focus on “innovative, efficient and effective” delivery of legal services for consumers and businesses. This includes offering to help other ABS applicants and start-up businesses on a fixed-price basis. The fixed-price packages include employment and HR, health and safety, contracts, debt collection, and company secretarial needs.
Brilliant Law was granted an ABS licence on 14 December 2012 and it became effective as of 1 January 2013.
A spokesperson for Brilliant Law said: “We’re extremely excited about the plans we have in place now that the company has been granted an ABS licence. This is a fantastic day for consumers looking for legal services and all connected with Brilliant Law.”
Briggs is also a director at legal comparison website Wigster.com and Mandell has previously been with Mintz Levin, McGrigors and SJ Berwin.
This week, the SRA has also announced four more organisations have been granted ABS licences. They are West Sussex solicitors firm Anderson Longmore & Higham with Bevis Rowntree, self-employed home-worker solicitors network Everyman Legal, Cheshire personal injury firm Jigsaw Law and Kent-based Tassells Solicitors.