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Keystone Law launches team move initiative in wake of market uncertainty

Keystone Law has announced the development of a new team move offering in response to increased interest

Formerly focused solely on the recruitment of senior practitioners, the firm has turned its attention to strengthening its capabilities in accommodating teams looking to break away from their current employer yet retain their structure, modus operandi and client base. The offering includes transitional and financial support for teams looking to make the move. In addition, UK teams joining the firm may, if they choose, operate from the firm’s London Central Office with direct access to our support personnel, extensive facilities and meeting rooms.

Following an aggressive recruitment drive in 2015, which has seen Keystone almost double in size, Managing Director James Knight sees the initiative as a natural development for the business.

“The concept of teams making the move to Keystone is nothing new. We already accommodate a number of pod units across a range of areas including commercial, construction, property and family,” James commented. “But as we continue to grow, so too does the number of enquiries we receive in relation to partners wanting to bring, with them, their associates, paralegals and secretarial staff.”

Last year, the firm introduced its Law Set Free “lifestyle calculator”, an interactive tool for lawyers to engage with and discover the tangible benefits of making the move to Keystone. Now, it has provided the opportunity for teams to do the same with the launch of a “team move calculator”. Partners simply enter in their own time as well as additional staff costs, allowing the calculator to determine potential profit per team, followed by profit per partner (PEP) - as well as office costs at a fixed amount.

James added:

“The purpose of this tool is to demonstrate that partners and, indeed, teams can look to us a way of maintaining their existing arrangements and growing their practice. With all the remunerative and support benefits that we offer.”

Keystone is currently in talks with teams from a leading UK and US firm and welcomes further applications.

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