Blake Lapthorn And JSA Enter Into Legal Services Agreement

Blake Lapthorn, one of the leading law firms in the UK, has partnered with JSA, one of the foremost providers of specialised accountancy solutions to the global freelance market, to provide legal services to its freelance contractors.

Online PR News – 01-May-2010 – – Blake Lapthorn's Private Client Services group has agreed with JSA to offer personal legal advice as part of JSA’s benefit scheme to its freelance contractors at both fixed and discounted rates. Blake Lapthorn will offer JSA‘s customers, through a new internet-based scheme, full access to a selection of its legal services at preferential rates in the areas of Wills and Probate, Family, Residential Property, Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence and Motoring Offences.

At the end of 2009 JSA launched a portfolio of wide-ranging benefits to its customers, which ran across all of its partner companies. As part of this, the company was looking for a provider who was able to offer its employee base reliable and accurate legal advice, primarily based around a standard offering of legal services. Having agreed commercial terms for the partnership, JSA has been actively promoting the services to its customers and employee base, which comprises well in excess of 3,000 employees in the UK.

The project, entitled 'JSA Your Benefits with Blake Lapthorn', comprises a legal services microsite that has been developed exclusively by Blake Lapthorn for JSA customers and staff. The microsite provides almost everything needed to help manage JSA’s customers' personal legal affairs including regular news and updates and information sheets. Blake Lapthorn also offers direct access to a lawyer who will co-ordinate all enquiries and savings of up to 50% on the cost of those legal services.

JSA's Finance Director, Andy Yates, commented: "We are delighted to announce this partnership with Blake Lapthorn, which will see legal services offered to our workforce at preferential rates. At a time when the economy is going through such an uncertain period, these discounted services will be a welcome relief for those who need them."

Rachel Brooks, Head of the Private Client Services group at Blake Lapthorn, said: "As the legal profession approaches a period of significant change, we are very pleased to be able to offer these services to JSA customers and employees in a way that has not been done before. We very much look forward to working with the JSA team and building what we hope will be a long-lasting relationship."

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JSA - background information

JSA is one of the foremost providers of specialised accountancy solutions to the global freelance market. Established in 1989, JSA works globally, nationally, regionally and locally with corporate offices in London and Mumbai.

As one of the four largest contractors accountancy firms in the UK, JSA has earned its reputation as an industry leader by consistently delivering premium quality in the full range of freelance and contractor trading and accounting solutions; limited company, umbrella company, payroll, and business advisory services.

JSA's purpose is to create 100% client satisfaction by offering compliant, trustworthy solutions and specialised expertise which demonstrates a sense of caring, community and dedication.

Blake Lapthorn - background information

Blake Lapthorn is one of the UK's leading full-service law firms, providing the full range of legal services needed by companies and organisations, with an industry-focused approach through its specialist sector groups. The firm also provides key services for individuals and families. More than 350 lawyers and other specialists deliver these services, based across key locations in London and Southern England. Combining specialist legal expertise with a strong commercial approach, the firm delivers results for its clients, whether they are multinational companies, owner-managed businesses, Government agencies, charities or private individuals.

The firm's size and locations give it the breadth of experience and the depth of resources to provide the highest levels of service and the capacity to handle large and complex projects. As well as the full range of corporate and commercial services, the firm's industry sector groups draw together leading advisers from different legal disciplines, to provide tailored advice built on a thorough understanding of the issues faced by a particular sector.

Voted in the Top 25 of UK private client law firms by Private Client Practitioner magazine in 2010, Blake Lapthorn's Private Client Services group is made up of over 50 solicitors and legal advisers. All are specialists in their own area of law and dedicated to providing a caring, high quality service.

Blake Lapthorn also has strong international links through its affiliation with TAGLaw, a global alliance of independent law firms; Computer Law Association, Euro IT Counsel; INSOL and the international network of aviation law firms, L2B Aviation. The firm also has an experienced French team that is able to provide services regarding French estates, divorce issues involving French real estate assets and the preparation of French Wills.