Today's Family Lawyer Podcast

Setting up Hall Brown Family Law

The latest episode of the Today’s Family Lawyer podcast welcomes James Brown, one half of Manchester headquartered Hall Brown Family Law.

In this edition James discusses the launch of Hall Brown, and how they have developed the strategy and business to become “simply the best in the North West” as a Legal 500 Tier One firm; a status they have achieved three years running, despite only launching in 2016.

James talks through the journey he and co-Founder Sam Hall embarked on when they left their respective roles to set up Hall Brown. In particular he discusses the culture they set out to create, the support they provide their staff and their unique approach to recruitment.

He also explores what he describes as the “simplicity” of a legal business. Law firms essentially sell time and expertise. He describes the team as the business development resource, the manufacturing line, the marketing resource and the accounts team and outlines some of the work they do as an organisation to invest in and reward their staff.

Interestingly James shares the Hall Brown approach to the working from home/working from the office expectations for staff, which includes his thoughts on the often-mentioned issue of “learning by osmosis.”

The wide-ranging, frank and enjoyable discussion provides some insight into the lessons Sam and James have learned along the way and their passion for family law.

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