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Biscoes achieves LawNet membership

by LawNet News | September 01, 2015

Portsmouth law firm Biscoes has been admitted as a full member of LawNet, the leading law firm network.

The firm says membership will help it to build on its commitment to quality and support its ambitious growth plans. 

Biscoes has six offices in Portsmouth and the surrounding area, employing more than 80 fee earners and staff.  A range of specialist departments provide legal services to individuals and small business, and the firm is well known for its family work, with specialists in fertility law drawing clients from London.  The firm also has a growing reputation for its immigration and leaseholder expertise.  Locally, it works with naval personnel through Forces Law, a specialist group providing free and subsidised services to the forces.

On target for rapid expansion, Biscoes aims to increase from its current £3.5m turnover to £5m by the end of next year and is actively recruiting new lawyers, attracting talent from London to join the growing firm. 

All LawNet members must achieve the network’s ISO.9001 quality standard and undergo annual independent auditing to ensure they deliver the highest standards in client care and professional service.   That includes the LawNet Mark of Excellence, for which network members must take part in mystery shopping and online customer surveying, with resulting feedback being used to guide future training and development. 

Said managing partner Alison Lee: 

We can see big benefits, for the firm and for our clients, by being part of the national network of LawNet.   It aligns us with other well-regarded firms through a collaborative support group, without sacrificing our independence, and gives us access to a wealth of knowledge, support and purchasing power. We’re very proud of our brand and our values, and LawNet’s ethos is a positive reinforcement of those values.  We’re looking forward to working together, sharing ideas and learning from similar firms elsewhere, which will help our business and, in turn, benefit our customers.

Welcoming the firm, Chris Marston, LawNet’s chief executive said:

Membership is by invitation and firms have to meet stringent entry standards.  Biscoes are the sort of firm that we want in the network – they have ambitious plans built on quality work and outstanding client care.  We will be supporting them in realising those ambitions.