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Blake Lapthorn and JSA launch legal service agreement

Blake Lapthorn has entered into an agreement with JSA, one of the foremost providers of specialised accountancy solutions to the global freelance market, to provide legal services to its freelance contractors

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


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 & Probate, Family, Residential Property, Personal Injury 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 agreement, 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.