By Adrian Jaggard, founding Director of Taylor Rose MW Solicitors, and CEO of the AIIC Group
We are delighted to announce our rebrand today as AIIC Group, forming a collection of like-minded progressive companies that will reshape the future of legal and related value-add services.
The AIIC Group is a provider of technology-enabled consumer legal services which provide innovative client-focused solutions to customers of otherwise conventional services. We aim to reshape the future of legal services by making a step change with brighter thinking and a people-centred approach, combined with scalability and innovation.
Our new brand identity embodies the renewed sense of purpose, energy and enthusiasm of all its employees, indicative of a company making significant progress across various parts of the legal ecosystem.
It marks another major milestone in the evolution of AIIC, as we continue to reinvent ourselves and take a fresh, forward-looking approach to the legal services market. The new branding is rooted in the Group’s heritage, technology, and people – three drivers that have made the company and its portfolio what it is today.
Since its inception, AIIC has grown very quickly, and we now employ c.550 staff across 30 offices located mainly in London and the South-East of England, in addition to the c.500 consultants operating via our legal platform. As a group, AIIC supported Taylor Rose in its acquisition of McMillan Williams Solicitors Limited, thus creating the 59th largest law firm in the UK by revenue (as judged by ‘The Lawyer’ publication).
Since the merger with TTKW LLP in 2015, AIIC Group has been very active at increasing its footprint nationally both organically and through several targeted acquisitions which have been successfully integrated and used to enhance our other growth opportunities.
Over the last seven years, the Group has invested in Forshaws Davies Ridgway LLP, a full-service law firm based in the North-west; the prop-tech platform SlothMove; KingsleyWood, a consultant-based law firm that enables a diverse team of legal specialists to deliver new standards of excellence; and RCP, a legal ‘think tank’.
The ongoing consolidation of small-to-medium-sized high street law firms, in particular in the conveyancing sector, is expected to generate further opportunities for us, specifically through an expansion programme in key areas and hubs, including the North-West, North-East, Midlands and South-West.
We believe our technology-focused model, which supports both the development of our traditional practices through M&A as well the fast-growth of our consultancy operations, puts us in an extremely advantageous position as the legal services sector continues to undergo a paradigm shift.