Stevens & Bolton LLP has become the 100th member of the Law Society’s International Division, a service designed to help members develop their international business and increase their global relationships and profile.
The Law Society has attracted growing numbers to the International Division's ranks illustrating that many firms are seeing the benefits of adding an international element to their businesses, not only as a reaction to the current economic climate but also because they are laying down long term plans for the future.
Commenting on the membership Ken Woffenden, Head of Corporate at Stevens & Bolton LLP and chair of its International Practice Group said:
"International work has become a major part of our business across all core practice areas. Most major projects which we handle have a cross- border dimension and we regularly need to source top quality foreign legal advice for our clients.
“We see the Law Society's International Division as an excellent way of supplementing our existing "best friends" relationships in key overseas jurisdictions, as well as continuing to build our profile outside the UK and generating new business opportunities. Membership of the International Division fits extremely well with our strategy."
Law Society head of international, Alison Hook, says:
"We are delighted Stevens & Bolton LLP have come on board and hope they take full advantage of the support we can provide to help UK solicitors do more in overseas markets. In joining the International Division, they have highlighted that it is not only large, City-based firms who can gain from engaging internationally.
"Many medium and smaller firms, and even sole practitioners with niche practices, can benefit from raising their international profile. There are opportunities for firms of all sizes and we can be a catalyst to raise awareness abroad of the international capabilities that exist across this country.
"To welcome our 100th member, when the global economy has been weakened, illustrates that many law firms are using this period to build for the future, to restructure and reduce their dependence on the domestic legal market."