Law Society Gazette: Kent legal chief aims high with new ABS

The chief executive of Kent County Council’s long-awaited alternative business structure has outlined ambitious growth plans that could lead to turnover by the local authority’s in-house legal team nearly tripling.

The council hopes to have its ABS application approved by the Solicitors Regulation Authority by November.

All but five of the 125-strong legal team, as well as 30 support staff, will then transfer into the new company, working from new offices in Maidstone. The move will free up 19,000 sq ft of office space currently occupied by staff at the council’s offices in Maidstone East and Canterbury.


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