FT report recognises asb law as leading innovator

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FT report recognises asb law as leading innovator

FT innovative lawyers report 2016asb law is thrilled to have been recognised once again for our determination to lead innovation in legal practice models.

The Financial Times’ special report on the most innovative lawyers in Europe 2016 has ranked asb law in the top 50 leading innovators in Europe.

The rankings are designed to highlight lawyers’ innovations in overcoming challenges that initially look intractable — until some clever and creative professionals ask: how can we do things differently?

The researchers examined how law firms are changing to meet client needs.

The report highlights asb law’s bold, and flexible philosophy: “(asb law) … turned the existing firm upside down so that it could design services around its clients’ needs. This involved restructuring the organisation, creating sales and delivery teams and introducing a bonus system based on client satisfaction.

None of this would turn heads in a corporate setting, says Andrew Clinton, asb’s managing partner. However, when looking across his own industry, Mr Clinton feels pretty revolutionary. “I’m not aware of many existing law firms that are tearing up the old model, starting afresh and thinking about structure and rewards,” he says.”

The report was published following an awards ceremony at the Natural History Museum in London last week, in which asb law was awarded third place in the category, Innovation in new models.

The full report is available to download – visit: FT most innovative law firms 2016

Over the past 12 months, asb law has also been recognised by The Lawyer’s Hot 100 for 2016, shortlisted for the best leadership of innovation in the 2016 Managing Partner Forum Awards, shortlisted for regional team of the year in the 2016 Solicitors Journal Awards and a finalist in Legal Week’s 2016 Innovation Awards.


Published: 11 Oct 2016

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