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Originally held on May 29, 2014 , the archived session is now available for purchase On Demand as a video stream with downloadable link to material.

Developed to bring you ideas and inspiration from lawyers – both private practice and in-house – who are changing how legal services are delivered. Join us in person or by web and receive CPD credit.

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Session 2:

Andy Daws
VP, North America, Riverview Law
New York, New York




  • Session 2: Andy Daws

    May 29, 2014

    • 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
      Andy Daws
      VP, North America, Riverview Law
      New York, New York

      Do Alternative Business Structures (“ABS”) work for law firms?

      You may be in private practice and rethinking the organization of your firm, in-house and asking your legal providers to help you manage costs, hoping to attract non-lawyer investment in your business, or debating the merits of ABS law firms. If so, you need to know which strategies work for ABS law firms, which strategies make them profitable, and what it is like to practise law within them.

      Andy Daws is Vice President North America for “new model” legal services provider, Riverview Law, which has been dubbed by more than one market commentator as “the most innovative law firm in the world!” Launched in the wake of the UK’s Legal Services Act, Riverview’s approach (operating structure, fixed-fees, process management, use of technology, business outputs, etc.) has attracted both media attention and flagship clients. The firm was recognized as a Standout Legal Industry Pioneer at the 2012 FT Innovative Lawyers Awards, Best Emerging Firm in the 2013 MPF Awards for Management Excellence, and a 2013 InnovAction award winner from the College of Law Practice Management.

        Andy will cover:

      • His experiences managing the North American branch of Riverview Law, a firm organizing itself as an ABS
      • His perspective on non-lawyer investment and ownership of entities offering legal services
      • How and why the emergence of new, innovative and alternative business models for legal entities is changing the legal profession and the practise of law
      • What is important to him regarding skills development – for law students and managing partners – to stay relevant and valuable to clients

Group Discounts

2-3 delegates: 25% off archived program fee
4-10 delegates: 30% off archived program fee
11+ delegates: 35% off archived program fee
Boardroom rates available.


The video stream, including link to program materials will be sent to you via email as soon as payment is successfully processed.


All sales are final. Please make all enquiries related to program content and CPD/MCLE credit hours prior to purchase. In the event you experience technical difficulties, please contact opdsupport@osgoode.yorku.ca for assistance.

Program Details

Delivery Method

Web - On-Demand

Running Time


Fee per Delegate

$55 plus HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Lawyers in private practice
  • In-house counsels
  • Sole practitioners
  • Managing partners
  • Regulators
  • Clients of legal services
  • Professionals setting legal budgets
  • LPO lawyers and managers
  • Contract lawyers
  • Government lawyers
  • Public policy advisors
  • Legal entrepreneurs
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Founders
  • IT professionals and developers
  • Computer scientists
  • Analytics professionals
  • Legal Consultants
  • Articling students
  • Law students
  • Innovators

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