GL Law achieves LawNet membership
Bristol law firm GL Law 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.
GL Law is an independent law firm based in Bristol and London with a rich history dating back to the 1800s. Employing over 70 fee earners and legal support staff, the firm is well known for providing tailored legal services to businesses and private individuals in Bristol, across the UK and worldwide.
After a successful rebrand and move to fully agile working during 2020, GL Law is actively recruiting, attracting talent across a range of practices to join the growing firm.
One of the attractions for GL Law was the LawNet commitment that all members attain the network’s ISO9001 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.
Managing director, Richard Hill, said: “We had already recognised the importance of changing the way we work and deliver services to clients prior to the pandemic, which is why aligning with other highly regarded national firms through LawNet, to collaborate and share ideas, is a key part of our growth strategy.
“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 to build on our success and to continue to provide stand out service to our clients.”
Welcoming the firm, Chris Marston, LawNet’s chief executive said: “Membership is by invitation and firms have to meet stringent entry standards. GL Law are exactly 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.”
The LawNet network was established in 1989 to enable a collaborative, non-competing national network where independent law firms could access big firm resources and benefit from collective purchasing, shared knowledge, best practice and expertise. As well as quality and risk management accreditation, the network provides training in legal practice and management skills, marketing support and access to a range of office support services. It also provides a group professional indemnity insurance scheme for members.