To the client, their Solicitors are their Trusted Advisors.
We are Security Advisors to the Legal profession and to the Trusted Advisors, we are their ‘Go to people’. We can add a lot of value to the Solicitors’ offering.
Normally we would speak to the ‘Practice Manager’ because they can point us in the right direction, i.e. who we need to speak to within the Practice or as is often the case, they can distribute a briefing document explaining the offering and the benefits to all concerned.
We also often work with Immigrations Lawyers because we can help them to ensure that their overseas clients relocating in London get a soft landing.
We work with Insolvency Practitioners because we can help to keep them and the Directors safe when a company goes into administration or receivership when often, emotions can run high amongst the staff.
We work with Litigators because often, again, emotions can run high when things get acrimonious and threats are often made.
We work with Family Law Solicitors because separations and divorces are emotional. When things get acrimonious threats are often made. We can advise both sides how to stay safe and if necessary, provide physical security.
More and more we work with Solicitors involved in Reputation Management Governance and CSR by carrying out investigations and surveillance to give the client a clear picture of the risk they face.
We have worked with many, many wealthy clients over the years and consequently, we have an in-depth knowledge and experience of working with Family Offices, Private Client and Wealth Structuring professional advisors.
Examples of how we have worked with Solicitors / Trusted Advisors / their clients in the past:
We have met with them face to face to discuss their concerns and advise. There is no charge for this.
We have carried out security reviews and surveys on their homes and businesses and have made recommendations to ensure the safety and security of people, property and information.
We have carried out security reviews and surveys on newly bought properties to ensure that the security provision is sufficient to mitigate any risk.
We have helped overseas nationals and their families relocating to London to have a soft landing by ensuring that their property is safe and advising them as to how to safe whilst going about their normal daily business. (We’ve even advised them on good schools in the area!)
We have accompanied Insolvency Practitioners into companies going into receivership or administration to protect them and the Directors against angry staff. We’ve also assisted Insolvency Practitioners trace and locate assets that ‘disappeared’ just prior to them being called in.
We have carried out investigations and surveillance tasks to confirm (or otherwise) people’s suspicions.
We have accompanied separated people to the former marital home to collect their belongings and personal effects.
Clients have received death threats and we have provided close protection to them until the Police investigated and established actual risk.
What is the benefit to the Solicitor / Trusted Advisor?
We help strengthen the relationship between the Solicitor / Trusted Advisor and the client.
They had a problem and you put them in contact with a bone fide, security specialist who specialises in advising the wealthy and who excel at doing so. A security specialist who understands their concerns and was able to offer sound and practical advice to mitigate any risks.
We help them sleep again at night and they remember that it was their Solicitor that introduced us to them.