Cheers as fixed-fee legal services firm expands

AN EXPANDING legal services firm has celebrated a landmark achievement.

Tuesday, 13th September 2016, 5:55 am
Updated Tuesday, 13th September 2016, 9:43 am
Hybrid Legal's summer drinks party at Hambledon Vineyard with, front from left, Employment Associate Laura Bowyer, Director Matt Schrader, Managing Director Ryan Lisk and Office Manager Charlotte Wills flanked by clients and colleagues.

Hybrid Legal has signed 20 clients to its Legal Plus plan in just six months. The firm offers clients the transparency of fixed fees.

Hybrid marked the occasion with a drinks party for clients at Hambledon Vineyard.

Managing director Ryan Lisk said: ‘We are a law firm – but not as you know it.

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‘We see ourselves as the disruptive, modern equivalent to more traditional firms.

‘We provide our clients with the best of both worlds; the high-quality advice of a premium law firm, combined with the benefit of a commercially-focused fixed-fee service.’

Hybrid, was founded in 2013 by Ryan and is based in Threefield Lane, Southampton. The firm keeps overheads down by maintaining a lean core staff but has a team of experienced associates.

Hybrid launched the Legal Plus fixed-fee legal support plan this year with the objective of helping start-up and growing firms develop their businesses.

Ryan added: ‘Our ethos is to help clients grow.

‘By spreading the cost of legal services through our novel monthly fixed-fee plan we can help their cash flow.

‘Our competitive fees are completely transparent, we work flexibly and proactively and we strive for long-term relationships – growing as our clients grow. We focus on the client experience.’

These clients include an international aerospace business, a Brazilian restaurant chain, a brand experience agency, a tech start-up, and most recently a London events and exhibition studio.

Ryan first set up his own business aged 21 after graduating with a first-class honours degree from Bristol Law School.

He said: ‘We’ve had a fantastic start, but want to keep the momentum going.

‘We have lofty ambitions over the next three to five years and are certainly not resting on our laurels.

‘We are recruiting additional support staff and our immediate intention is to secure more clients and expand from our core area.’

Hybrid works in sectors across the board, including start-ups, SMEs, e-commerce, technology, retail, hospitality and leisure, marketing, media, creative and professional services.