Corporate Excellence 2021

As one of the only law firms in the world which specialises solely in the legal needs of Microsoft Partners, it is clear to see what sets Law 365 aside from competitors. However Kim’s main goal is to have happy clients and happy staff and the internal culture of the firm is refreshing to see. “We don’t look like other law firms - it’s very zen,” Kim continues as she describes the pink marbled meditation room, the noise-reducing sounds clouds, and the velvet bean bags that adorn the offices. “We look more like our client companies than other legal offices.” And it’s not just creating a relaxing and peaceful environment that makes working at Law 365 so appealing, it is also its approach to its hardworking and dedicated team and the firm prides itself on prioritising staff wellbeing in the knowledge that happy staff will make happy clients. There is no billing by the minute, no clock watching, no sleeping under the desk or taking late night calls at home. Staff work a flexible schedule that allows for a great work-life balance and the clients are delighted by the level of care they receive. “Our people are smart and experienced; hard working, yet playful. Because our team are genuinely lovely people to work with, our clients rave about them and their work.” This year, Law 365 has doubled in size and has big plans to grow aggressively in the coming months. It opened an Employment Practice in August and both teams are working at full capacity having added more than 20 new clients to the books. Kim personally recruits every new member (sometimes with other team members) and has a strong feeling for what she wants, but balances that with an objective assessment of skills and business needs. “We’ve been super lucky in the fact that we serve clients who have generally found themselves more busy and growing, even in the face of challenges like Covid-19 and Brexit. “Regarding the future, we plan to move 100% to a subscription or membership model. Ultimately, we want clients to love our service so much that they never want to leave us!” Raving Reviews Law 365 helps Microsoft partners to grow their business with less risk through quick, affordable and accessible legal services, bringing complete peace of mind with specialist IT supplier focused legal advice. Recently, we profiled the firm and caught up with Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Kim Simmonds to find you more about one of the best technology-focused legal services providers in the UK today. As the experienced ‘in-house’ legal team for Microsoft Partners, Law 365 speaks the language of Microsoft and IT suppliers and understands their needs. It also offers its legal services as a monthly subscription which allows clients to easily budget for their legal costs for the year – so there are no nasty surprises. “Here at Law 365, we won’t weigh our clients down in legal jargon or slow them down with legal minutiae, especially when getting deals over the line,” explains Kim Simmonds, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Law 365. Kim believes in making a difference. It’s a core value of hers. Whether that is helping a business to succeed and grow, or charitable endeavour based around mentoring young adults, Kim believes in change for the good. Law 365 was built to make a difference to businesses and to their way of working with lawyers in the tech space to fundamentally make the entire experience of working with lawyers more pleasant, easier, and integral to a company’s success. Contact: Kim Simmonds Company: Law 365 Web Address: Nov20226 Issue 12 2020 29