Eclipse client, Kayes Solicitors of Pudsey (Leeds), is to relaunch as Pudsey Legal following the grant of its ABS licence. The move allows solicitor Paul Kaye to go into partnership with finance manager Andrew Cummings and HR specialist Nigel Beck.
A personal injury practice since it launched in 2003, it is now expanding into wills and probate, conveyancing, and family law so as to provide a true high-street service to its local community.
Mr Cummings told Legal Futures that the uncertainty around the upcoming civil justice reforms and the referral fee ban was a major factor in the move. “Becoming an ABS gives us a much more robust platform for developing the firm and continuing to work with our strategic partners,” he said.
Mr Cummings said the process had “rightly” been detailed, rigorous and demanding. “However, the SRA, and particularly our case worker, have always been ready, willing and able to guide us at all stages to make the procedure as smooth and user friendly as possible.”
Article reproduced with kind permission of Neil Rose at Legal Futures