Alternative Business Structure licence granted to SSB Law

Sheffield’s SSB Law says that it will develop into vital new areas of business development after being granted a licence to become an Alternative Business Structure (ABS).

The licence granted by the Solicitors Regulation Authority means that SSB Law can now expand its ownership to include Angela Lally, a leading family and divorce solicitor, Steve Westwood, the firm’s operations partner, and Wesley Bower, the SSB Law business development partner.

SSB Law founding partner Jeremy Brooke said: “As we move into our tenth year I am delighted to welcome Angela, Steve and Wesley into the ownership of the firm.

“All three have worked hard to develop the firm’s approach to straightforward legal advice that doesn’t cost the earth.”

“We are one of the first firms in the region to have non-solicitor partners and the new licensing regime offered by the SRA has allowed the firm to involve Steve and Wesley at partnership level, giving them a real drive to develop the business further and continue to meet the needs of the modern legal consumer,” said Brooke.

“Each of the four of us has unique skills that will see the firm grow, particularly in the coming months.

“It is no longer the case that law firms will simply be run by solicitors who have attained their position just because they have been around for a long time,” he added.