Former hedge fund manager invests in law firm to challenge status quo

20th June ‘18

A former hedge fund boss who wants a better service for those needing family law services is backing a multi-disciplinary law firm aimed at high net-worth individuals and family offices.

John White, ex-managing director at GLG Partners, has invested in Calibrate Law, which received its alternative business structure licence from the Solicitors Regulation Authority last week.

Calibrate Law was set up by litigator Guy Davis late last year with a view to Mr White’s investment if the model attracted clients.

Speaking yesterday to Legal Futures, they said there had been a positive reaction to the service Calibrate Law offered.

They have hired accountant Craig Kemsley from Grant Thornton, where he had been head of the private client tax practice in London, to offer tax advice, while teams to handle family law and wills and trusts work will join by September, taking the headcount to 21.

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