National firm Shoosmiths launched a new brand for its consumer legal services today in a bid to put its stamp on the ‘fragmented’ post-Clementi landscape.Access Legal will deliver legal services to the firm’s consumer clients in the areas of conveyancing, employment law, legal disputes, medical negligence, motoring, personal injury and wills.The new brand remains part of the Shoosmiths partnership and is not a separate legal entity.The firm has launched a new website for its consumer business, which accounts for 20% of its turnover – https://www.accesslegalsolicitors.co.uk. It will also run a helpline which its consumer clients will be able to call seven days a week, up to 8pm.The new logo for the brand and the website were created in-house by Shoosmiths.Partner and head of consumer services Judith Dorkins (pictured) said: ‘Consumers lack easy and reassuring access to legal advice and services. The consumer legal market is fragmented and without a leading legal brand, leaving it open to new entrants as a result of the Legal Services Act.’‘We recognised an opportunity in that we were ideally placed to put our stake in the ground as a professional law firm that wants to attain a share of this new market.’Marketing to consumers and commercial clients requires different approaches, she said. ‘One brand trying to tell two stories is difficult. This enables greater clarity for our clients.’Dorkins said that as lawyers had become more specialised over recent years, clients no longer saw them as being there to help with all their legal problems throughout their lives.‘Ultimately we want to provide consumers with the solutions to their complete lifetime legal needs,’ she said.
Roger Federer wipes his brow during his final match against Alexander Zverev at the Rogers Cup in Montreal on Aug. 13. AP [av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’Federer out of Cincinnati; Nadal to be No. 1′ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”]BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]Wednesday, August 16, 2017[/av_textblock][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] Roger Federer wipes his brow during his final match against Alexander Zverev at the Rogers Cup in Montreal on Aug. 13. APMASON, Ohio – Wimbledon champion Roger Federer withdrew Monday from the Western & Southern Open because of a back injury. He has won the Masters series tournament seven times.The move was announced on the first full day of matches. This US Open warm-up has now lost five of the top six players in the men’s rankings.Federer, a 19-time major champion, said in a statement he “tweaked” his back last week at the Rogers Cup in Montreal, where he lost Sunday’s final to Alexander Zverev.Federer’s withdrawal means No. 2 Rafael Nadal, who lost in the third round at Montreal, will return to No. 1 when new ATP rankings are released Aug. 21. The Spaniard will be No. 1 for the first time since July 6, 2014.The Swiss star, ranked No. 3, is sidelined along with No. 1 Andy Murray, No. 4 Stan Wawrinka, No. 5 Novak Djokovic, and No. 6 Marin Cilic, the defending champion. Only Nadal, the top-seeded player, remains in the draw.Tournament officials tweeted that 21st-ranked Gael Monfils also is out because of an undisclosed illness. All the missing players except Cilic are 30 or older.“It’s just coincidence,” said Nadal, 31. “We’re not 20 years old anymore. We’re not playing all the weeks. It’s part of our sport. I’ve been in their position lots of times. I’ve missed more events than the other players. It’s part of the game. I wish them all a speedy recovery. We need them in the game. I hope they get back soon.”Nadal has spent 141 weeks at No. 1 since first ascending there after reaching the Western & Southern semifinals in 2008.“It’s been tough to get back to No. 1,” he said. “I’m happy to have the chance to be in that position.”American Sam Querrey became the first seeded player to advance. The 15th seed cruised into the second round with a 6-3, 6-0 victory over wild card Stefan Kozlov.Mischa Zverev also advanced with a straight-set win, 6-4, 6-4 over Fernando Verdasco. Zverev lost just nine points on serve.In women’s first-round action, 15th-seeded Madison Keys held off unseeded CoCo Vandeweghe for a 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 win. Vandeweghe fought off three match points in the final game before hitting a forehand into the net for an unforced error on Keys’ fourth match point.Earlier, 2016 Olympic singles gold medalist Monica Puig lost to fellow qualifier Taylor Townsend, 6-3, 3-6, 6-2.In what promised to be the day’s most balanced match, women’s No. 32 Carla Suarez Navarro got past 31st-ranked Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, 6-3, 7-5. (AP)[/av_textblock][/av_one_full] read more
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