The Legal Services Act - Taking the Law into your Own Hands

Published: 01/04/2011

The mortgage industry isn’t ready to take advantage of the forthcoming Legal Services Act as it is unaware of the opportunities it presents.

That’s the view of Goldsmith Williams, a leading UK law firm which has announced it is to host an event that will explore how the mortgage and claims sectors can maximise the potential of new Alternative Business Structures (ABS), introduced as a result of the Act.

ABS, which comes into force on 6 October 2011, will allow businesses outside the legal sector to offer a full range of legal services under their own brand for the first time.

The Legal Services Act – Taking the law into your own hands, takes place in London on 27 June 2011, and Mortgage Solutions is an event media partner.

Professor Stephen Mayson, director of the Legal Services Institute is the keynote speaker and a range of experts will provide valuable insights into aspects of ABS. The event will also include networking opportunities for guests.

Eddie Goldsmith, partner at Goldsmith Williams, said: “This legislation will herald the biggest change in legal services delivery in a generation and though the legal industry is getting to grips with it, we believe that businesses outside the sector could miss out on the opportunities it presents.

“Alternative Business Structures will allow forward-thinking businesses to diversify their offerings, providing the launch-pad for growth and safeguarding futures.

“Our event will provide a great opportunity for businesses to understand how they can be some of the first to capitalise on the new legislation and the steps to take towards ABS.”

The event takes place at Holiday Inn in Regents Park, London and starts at 9.30am on 27 June 2011. Tickets are priced at £159, which includes lunch and refreshments.

For more information or to book tickets, click here.

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