Excello Libertas, the unique managed services platform from the team behind leading new-model firm Excello Law, has been shortlisted in the Legal Week Innovation Awards 2019 for ‘Future of Legal Services Innovation – mid-sized Private Practice’.
Excello Libertas was set-up and licensed by the SRA in 2018 to provide all back-office support services needed by a law firm to operate including regulatory systems, case and finance management, PI insurance, secretarial and paralegal services, HR and recruitment, office facilities and marketing support.
George Bisnought, managing director of Excello Libertas, said: “ Our research showed that day to day law firm management is becoming just too onerous for small–medium sized firms, exacerbated by high professional indemnity renewal and other overheads costs, and the pace of technological change. The time and resources needed to manage a practice often push valuable fee-earners away from client service.
“Excello Libertas offers a ‘law firm in a box’ unmatched elsewhere in the UK legal profession and works for regional and national firms looking to streamline their back-office support, as well as for overseas firms looking to launch in the UK. I am absolutely delighted that Libertas has been recognised by Legal Week as leading the way in innovative practice within the profession.”
Excello Libertas’ first client was US-based class-action litigators SPG Law who were looking for speedy entry into the UK market to take on claims in the VW emissions and BA data hack class-actions. Using the Excello Libertas platform to manage all their back-office systems, regulatory requirements, recruitment, HR and facilities, Libertas supported the firm’s arrival in Liverpool, recruited a team of 40 and established offices in just a matter of weeks.
SPG has launched five major class action claims since arriving including one of the biggest legal claims ever to come before a British court in relation to Anglo-Australian mining company BHP Billiton which is being sued for £5bn by Brazilian victims of the Samarco dam collapse.