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Wollens have joined one of the country’s leading law firm networks.

Membership to LawNet will provide a boost for the law firm, its staff and clients.

LawNet has been supporting independent law firms for 30 years.

With offices across Devon, Wollens employ almost 200 people and are now one of the largest legal law firms in the West Country.

The LawNet network was established in 1989 to enable a collaborative, non-competing national network where independent law firms could access big firm resources and benefit from collective purchasing, shared knowledge, best practice and expertise.  As well as quality and risk management accreditation, the network provides training in legal practice and management skills, marketing support and access to a range of office support services.

All LawNet members must achieve the network’s ISO9001 quality standard and undergo annual independent auditing to ensure they deliver the highest standards in client care and professional service.

Wollens chief executive Chris Hart said: “We can see big benefits for the firm and for our clients by being part of LawNet.   It aligns us with other well-regarded firms through a collaborative support group, without sacrificing our independence, and gives us access to a wealth of knowledge, support and purchasing power.  We’re very proud of our brand and our values, and LawNet’s ethos is a positive reinforcement of those values.  We’re looking forward to working together, sharing ideas and learning from similar firms elsewhere, which will help our business and, in turn, benefit our clients.”

LawNet chief executive Chris Marston said: “Membership is by invitation and firms have to meet stringent entry standards.  Wollens are the sort of firm that we want in the network.”