Iceberg now forms part of the Paragon Banking Group (a FTSE 250 UK company) and is one of the UK’s leading providers of finance to the legal profession. Whether law practices are looking to support their specific operating costs – such as income tax, insurance premiums and/or VAT – or whether clients are looking for fee funding facilities, Iceberg provides a range of innovative and specifically designed finance products to assist firms and their customers alike.
QuoStar delivers IT consultancy, outsourcing and support services on a global basis, 24/7, to organisations with between 30 and 1,000 employees. With over a decade of experience, our technical, business systems, and process improvement capabilities allow us to implement IT solutions for our clients that lift them above the competition. No matter how you choose to work with QuoStar, you can be sure of a best practice and world-class approach, all backed up by our Outcome Assured™ guarantee.
ASH Elite is a boutique recruitment consultancy based in Bournemouth that specialises in matching legal professionals with employers to ensure a “perfect fit” placement. Sofie Scott, Founder and Managing Director, started ASH Elite to break with the conventional model of recruitment with its emphasis on targets, to provide a bespoke, tailored service that fits the right employee to the right employer. This meticulous way of matching employers with candidates resulted in 94.4% of all candidates sent for interview by ASH Elite in the first year of business being offered a position. Acting for legal professionals at all levels from entry to senior partner, ASH Elite is the only specialist recruitment consultancy of its kind in Dorset.
As a professional practice of over 160 years standing, we understand the culture of partnership and, in particular, the need to continue developing a business in order to address changing market conditions, whilst also managing the individual interests and aspirations of the partners.
We have found that our experience places us in an ideal position to work with our professional colleagues in the legal sector.
The considerable depth of our in-house expertise and our hands-on approach enable us to understand and work with our legal sector clients as they deal with their many challenges and opportunities, providing proactive and practical advice.
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Smith & Williamson
For over a century, Smith & Williamson has manged the financial affairs of private clients and their business interests. With 1700 people in 12 offices in the UK, Ireland and Jersey, we are the leading investment management business and one of the UK ten largest accountancy firms.
Smith & Williamson has been providing audit, tax and advisory services to legal firms for over 25 years. Our Professional Practices Group consists of individuals from a number of disciplines throughout the firm including Audit, Corporate and Private Tax, VAT, Employee Remuneration, Pensions and Fund Administration. Recognised as a leading advisor in this market, we have advised over 100 professional practices operating as partnerships, LLPs and companies.
Our professional practices team includes over 50 partners, directors and professional staff, who provide accounting, tax and business advice to help firms grow and develop through a coordinated cross discipline approach. We also provide investment management and financial planning advice to many individuals within professional practices.
In the legal sector new business rarely just walks into your firm so making the most of every enquiry is crucial. How do you ensure every enquiry is followed up? That the first impression is world class? That your team appreciates that by 2020 the client experience will overtake price on why people buy from you, are massive challenges. This is where we can help.
We measure, through our range of CX products, the entire end to end customer journey. With our unique icx6 model we can then partner you to map, train and motivate your team to provide an unforgettable client experience in Dorset.
Bournemouth University’s Law Department has a long tradition of offering high-quality legal courses that will allow you to specialise in an area of law that interests you within this varied and fascinating field. Whether you are considering undergraduate, postgraduate or professional courses, we’ll support you in your next step in your legal career.
To ensure all our law courses are industry-relevant, we work closely with accreditation boards and legal professionals. Our programmes are accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and the Bar Standards Board (BSB) which means that you will graduate with a Qualifying Law degree and progress straight on to our Legal Practice Course to qualify as a solicitor.
Our practical Moot Court experience provides highly valuable, practical experience for our students, prior to embarking on a career in law.
Bournemouth University is home to two legal research centres. The Centre for Conflict, Rule of Law and Society is an active interdisciplinary research group that examines the themes of conflict, rule of law and society through its work. The Centre for Intellectual Property Policy & Management (CIPPM) has an international reputation for its innovative policy research and its consultancy projects.
Find out more about BU’s Law Department, our courses and research work here https://www1.bournemouth.ac.uk/about/our-faculties/faculty-media-communication/our-departments/department-law
South Coast Events
South Coast Events provide event planning services for corporate and private clients. From away days and private dinners to parties and award ceremonies, South Coast Events will exceed your expectations!
Our focus on clients has endured since the foundation of Charles Stanley in 1792, a heritage that has helped to make us one of the UK’s leading Wealth Management firms. Working with charities, institutions, financial advisers and individual clients, we have created financial security for many tens of thousands of people, and currently manage and administer in excess of £20 billion. With a growing network of over 20 offices across the UK, we place great importance on providing our clients with the highest standard of service every step of their financial journey. Whatever your priorities, we’re ready to help you achieve your financial goals.
College Chambers is a dynamic set of specialist Barristers leading the way in the South of England.
Our Barristers’ excellent reputation and depth of experience has established College Chambers as one of the South’s leading sets. Our standing arises from our work as specialist advocates and mediators, strongly supported by an experienced, professional and responsive clerking team. We are proud of our strong reputation and we are committed to ensuring only the best service for our clients.
College Chambers was founded in 1989 by Robin Belben, His Honour Judge Roger Shawcross, and members of two leading London sets. Over the last twenty-nine years, we have grown into a highly regarded and diverse set of Chambers. Our traditional setting, combined with modern technology and facilities, provides both Counsel and Clerks with an effective base from which to offer our comprehensive range of services and enables us to provide consistently high professional standards to our clients. We also have a dedicated team of Mediators and Arbitrators and, along with our mediation suites, we can provide an exceptional alternative dispute resolution service.
Dorset Community Foundation
Dorset Community Foundation provides philanthropy services to professional advisers and their clients – a full range of giving options from setting up a fund, transferring an established trust to leaving a legacy to a cause or an area close to someone’s heart. By inspiring local giving the Foundation supports local residents in need – over the last 16 years DCF has raised and distributed over £10 million in support to local causes. To find out more about the work of Dorset Community Foundation please visit www.dorsetcommunityfoundation.org