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Alternative Business Structures live at the London Law Expo 2015

Missed the London Law Expo 2015? Listen to a recording of Chris &  Rachel live in a dual presentation at the event simply by clicking the play button above.

Presentation Title: ‘The Next Generation of Alternative Business Structures’

Podcast Overview:

• How have ABS businesses & new entrants effected the type & breadth of legal service offerings
• How external investment has influenced the operating model of traditional law firms / is the traditional model being replaced with a commercial attitude
• What next for ABS: MDPs, overseas ownership, public companies, consolidators & the level playing field / exploring the next generation of legal service business

Chris Bull, Executive Director, Kingsmead Square

Chris has been a leading practitioner and pioneer in professional firm business management for almost 20 years. Today, he writes and presents on a range of strategic issues. He founded retained advisory firm Kingsmead Square in 2013, advising professional service leaders on strategic and operational change and the adoption of new business models, including on a series of high-profile Alternative Business Structure projects. He is a Non-Executive Director and Chair of a number of businesses.

Chris’s career spans legal, accounting, consulting, banks and insurance. His appointment as Chief Executive of UK lawyers Osborne Clarke in 2000 was in the first wave of business professionals in law firm leadership roles. In his subsequent global management role at professional service outsourcing firm Integreon, he was one of the architects of their rise to market leadership. Chris began his career in the financial services sector, working at PriceWaterhouse, Ernst & Young and NatWest.

Rachel Khiara, Partner, Khiara Law LLP

Rachel Khiara is a Partner at Khiara Law LLP and provides assistance on innovative and high-profile ABS applications in the legal services sector. Rachel has 16 years’ expertise as a partnership practitioner and is recognised as a leading individual advisor on partnership and LLP law in both Legal500 and Chambers Directories. She advises professional practices on all aspects of governance, finance, structural reform and partner performance and exits. She also provides advice and support to firms and their individual compliance officers on their SRA regulatory and compliance obligations. Rachel’s clients include global and national law firms, “Big 4” accountants, actuaries, patent agents and fund managers.

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