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Tech-driven Sydney firm sets up Manchester office

An award-winning Sydney-headquartered law firm is bringing its innovative approach to a new office in Manchester.

LegalVision aims to quadruple its headcount within the first year at its new base on Great Ancoats Street, building on a decade of success in its home country and recent wins in New Zealand.

The firm, hailed 2022 Law Firm of the Year at the Australasian Law Awards, was established a decade ago by Lachlan McKnight and Evan Tait-Styles providing an industry-first membership for businesses to access unlimited, on-demand legal services.

Mr McKnight, LegalVision CEO, said: “We’re confident our transformational approach to client experience, online acquisition and legal services will translate well all across the UK as it has done in Australia and New Zealand.

“We provide business owners and start up founders with affordable, ongoing support through our subscription-based membership.

“It means UK SMEs can rest assured they have on-demand access to a team of specialist lawyers. And we have leveraged our custom-built tech to make the client experience as smooth as possible.

“The member platform allows clients to book consultations, request legal assistance, and download legal documents and templates.

“Our award-winning membership includes unlimited document drafting and reviews, trade mark applications and legal advice consultations from experienced in-house lawyers.”

Services provided by LegalVision include commercial contracts, intellectual property, employment, business sales, data and privacy law, franchising and leasing.

LegalVision is growing 40 per cent year on year and says its membership is a first for the legal profession.

Mr McKnight revealed the UK has been a major target for a while, adding: “The British market is three times larger than Australia and there are very few tech-driven, client-centric legal service providers.

“Being the only firm operating on a membership model, we can provide an exclusive and valuable service to companies.

“Growth in our existing markets has exceeded expectations and with the way the world has changed post-Covid, we feel this is the perfect time to launch in the UK.”

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