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Interview | Adrian Christmas: ‘Genuine Clementi model’

Solicitor Adrian Christmas is selling the practice he has grown into a top-32 legal business to BGL, the company behind CompareTheMarket. With no firm plans at this stage other than being a one-day-a-week non-executive chairman, he talks to Solicitors Journal about where he sees the Minster Law brand - and the market - go

7 June 2013

Solicitor Adrian Christmas is selling the practice he has grown into a top-32 legal business to BGL, the company behind CompareTheMarket. With no firm plans at this stage other than being a one-day-a-week non-executive chairman, he talks to Solicitors Journal about where he sees the Minster Law brand - and the market - go.

Solicitors Journal: Is the leap from an independent law firm to being part of another organisation a challenge in terms of corporate culture and identity?

Adrian Christmas: We are at Minster Law a totally corporate entity. I'm chairman, and on the board we have a non-legally qualified chief executive, a non-lawyer chief financial officer, a non-lawyer chief information officer, and non-lawyer financial and HR directors. So the corporate culture at is not alien to us.

This structure was put in place since about year after the Corrie acquisition [in 2005]. It was set up in consistence ...

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