Author: Christina Blacklaws

Christina Blacklaws is Director of Client Services at Cripps, a large corporate/real estate and private client practice. She is Women Lawyer’s Division representative on the Law Society Council and an executive member of the Family Justice Council. Previously she managed a succession of innovative legal businesses before joining the Co-operative to launch their family law service in 2011.

ODR in family law

Family law today is a cottage industry. Despite new entrants looking to offer national, commoditised legal services, most family law services continue to be offered and delivered in the traditional way by a large number of solicitor suppliers. In 2013 there were about 13,500 solicitors practising family law in England and Wales – about 11 […]

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The Co-operative Legal Services ABS

Introduction from Delia Venables: The Co-operative Legal Services is already a major player in the legal services market, operating out of Bristol and employing around 450 staff. In March 2012 it was the first major consumer brand to be granted ABS status under the new Legal Services Act, allowing it to offer a range of […]

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