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John Scruton – Law Firm Start Up Consultant

John is a Senior Consultant to the legal industry and brings with him 30 years of experience in a wide range of roles. A large part of his consultancy is in advising and helping support lawyers looking to set up or develop law firms. His knowledge and expertise in business, law and regulation is invaluable to save people both time and money.

John joined the Legal Services Commission as an Account Manager in 1993, following a successful career as a senior manager in the Civil Service and as Chief Executive of a major regional charity.

Later he worked as a senior manager in the LSC (now LAA) Head Office before joining a leading regional law practice in 2009, where he became one of the first non-lawyer partners in the country. His roles in Law Firms have included: board member, shareholder and consultant director, being responsible for an array of both legal and non-legal departments.

He has a wide experience of compliance with the Legal Aid Agency (LAA) audits, Solicitor Regulation Authority (SRA) and Specialist Quality Mark (SQM) audits.

John also holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Nottingham Trent University.

John possesses an incredibly detailed understanding of the industry and the requirements to make your firm successful. He currently helps law firms across the country with his consultancy, supporting both legal aid and private client firms to setup, acquire LAA contracts (if required) and grow their business.

John’s expert knowledge of legal practice management and experience means we can help you to set up your firm, going through all the requirements you’ll need and outlining a plan to help you get there. We can support you at any stage, taking on certain areas or everything up to the launch.

We also offer many other complimentary marketing and support services to help with your setup and development.

Contact us now

For a no obligation, free initial discussion to see how we can assist and for a quote, please call us on 0115 8700443 or email

We offer an initial fixed fee meeting where you will have access to our consultants who will discuss your specific needs and create a plan of the best way forward, whilst guiding you each step of the way.