Developing Legal Practice

Legal services are being delivered in different ways and Vicky can help you develop your business model in this changing environment.

Vicky has helped firms of solicitors with ‘Unbundling’ and ‘pay as you go’ approaches to meet clients’ needs and do small pieces of legal work at a profit whilst complying with SRA rules. She can also advise on combining private paying work and legal aid whilst complying with the Legal Aid Agency’s contract.

Vicky has helped solicitors to set up in private practice and has also helped not-for-profit agencies to develop their legal and advice services in new ways, ensuring that clients and quality of service are always at the heart of all systems, and services can be delivered effectively and sustainably.

Solicitors Regulation Authority Authorisation

Vicky can help with SRA authorisation forms and documentation of required policies and procedures.

Advice via Webcam

Vicky carried out a review of Advice Brighton and Hove’s webcam project. Her report found that many more people could benefit from this method of service delivery than is sometimes assumed. The report includes a ‘how to’ guide for others wanting to develop a webcam advice service.

You can download her report on the Advice Brighton and Hove webcam project here.

Business Planning

Vicky is a skilled facilitator and has run ‘awaydays’ for a number of not-for-profit agencies and helped them produce practical business plans, including:

  • Citizens Advice Kensington and Chelsea
  • Island Advice
  • Luton Irish Forum
  • London Legal Support Trust

Your advice played a very important part and I am sorry I had not had it at an earlier stage in the life of the department

Head of Immigration Department after achieving category 1 contract compliance audit status.

Your work was excellent and you were so friendly reassuring, and supportive

Family practitioner assisted to make a successful appeal after an initial contract refusal.