Brightstone Law is a leading niche law firm providing excellence, experience and passion to clients in the secured lending sector.
Lawyers have a reputation for being conservative, traditional, and inward looking.
Brightstone Law is a different kind of law firm, prepared to stand above the parapet and lead the way as legal specialists in the lending industry, with campaigning and thought leadership to support the interests of our sector and its customers.
It’s this bold approach to supporting the interests of customers in our sector that we believe merits recognition by Mortgage Introducer Awards.
Senior Partner, Jonathan Newman, has practised law in the sector for more than 30 years, during which time he has developed extensive experience and a deep understanding of all aspects of property finance litigation and recovery. He is an established thought leader within the property and lending industry, writing regular comment pieces, and presenting at conferences. He also sits on the Executive Committee of the Association of Short Term Lenders (ASTL), in which he is an influential voice on the importance of raising standards and developing customer-focused behaviours – and he has been a driving force behind the Association’s lobbying activity with HM Treasury and the FCA.
This prominent role within the industry has helped to deliver success within the firm and Brightstone Law has outperformed all competition in the legal sector in key indices of the Hazlewoods/ Lloyds Bank Financial Benchmarking Survey over the last three years, making it objectively one of the most efficient, profitable and financially successful law firms in the country.
In the last year alone, Brightstone Law delivered a 15% increase in fee income, and increased profitability of up to 48%. These results do not come by chance, but by a strong adherence to service levels and a commitment to customer focus.
Retained transactionally as a key provider of outsourced legal services, Brightstone Law also integrates with in-house legal teams to design and improve on product propositions and on process. This service is delivered through a combination of people and technology, and Brightstone has recruited in-house software development personnel to create systems and processes that precisely meet its clients’ needs and remain loyal to the firm’s working practices.
This approach also means that Brightstone Law is able to generate data-driven insights about the sector and the firm used this approach to provider extra value to its clients and add real credibility to its thought leadership. With this in mind, the firm has provided, free of charge, market commentary and legal/regulatory analysis as changes have been wrought to the businesses of its clients, delivering the information directly, through online media and even in podcast form.
Such has been the impact of Brightstone Law on the lending industry, that the firm has been recognised amongst its peers in the legal industry, being shortlisted for a prestigious Law Society Excellence Award – the highest accolade amongst more than 9,000 law firms in England and Wales.