We are law firm risk management experts

Taking the hassle out of compliance through expert COLP and COFA outsourcing and ABS applications.

COLP-help: Outsourced Compliance and Risk Management

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Structure (ABS) & New Firm Applications

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We help lawyers, and those entering the legal market, to overcome regulatory burdens, saving valuable time and resources.

We are a niche risk management company based in Cardiff but with an international client reach. Our passion is to support our clients in a practical and commercial way. We pride ourselves in helping law firms and new entrants to the legal profession to navigate the daunting world of risk and compliance.

For existing firms, we provide an innovative outsourcing model for COLPs and COFAs (COLP-help). We work with firms of all size, from small law firms to international practices. By saving the COLP and COFA around 5-10 hours per month, they are freed up to concentrate on fee-earing and managing. We are your ‘Deputy COLP’ (without the recruitment costs!), or an external resource for your compliance team.

We are also recognised ABS experts with unrivalled experience of the SRA application process. We have a 100% success rate in new firm and ABS applications. The relationships we form with our ABS clients results in most staying with us for our compliance and risk management services.

Unlike our competitors, we are so confident in the value of our service that we will not tie you into a lengthy contract.

Our motto is “To be as helpful as humanly possible”!

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What our clients say

  • I am more than happy to endorse your services to anyone. I found you to be very knowledgeable, capable and insightful. We wouldn’t have gone through this whole ABS process as smoothly without you.

    Chris Germaine Optimal Solicitors
  • Jon has been a pleasure to work with. He has successfully guided us through what could have been a complex application.

    RM Company Services Limited
  • Thanks for your help with our ABS application – we couldn’t have done it without you!

    Fisher Scoggins Waters LLP
  • Jon’s knowledge and expertise was clear from the beginning. Using JBLS for advice, support and guidance through the application process was definitely the right decision. I would confidently recommend Jon to any prospective firm.

    Pyments Law Limited
  • We recently went through the process of creating an ABS and I can honestly say using Jonathon made all of the difference. He dealt with the entire process which made it straightforward and almost pain free! I would certainly recommend investing in Jonathon if this is something you want to achieve.

    Lis Hughes Director at FTA Law
  • We engaged with Jon throughout our ABS application process and he provided invaluable assistance in reviewing documents and in liaising with the SRA. Following our successful ABS authorisation we have retained his services to assist in our risk management responsibilities and overall regulatory compliance.

    Stephen Harris Director at Tyndallwoods
  • Jon’s advice and support has been very helpful in rationalising the requirements of COLP/COFA compliance. Putting in place the appropriate systems seemed a challenge on top of the day to day pressures of a busy legal practice, so we’re very grateful for the clarity and detailed knowledge that Jon brought to the process.

    Andrew Johnson Humfrys and Symonds
  • Jon’s support and practical guidance has given me peace of mind that our systems are compatible with the SRA’s Outcome Focused framework. I definitely recommend Jon and his company to any firm looking for cost effective legal support and advice.

    Victoria Mark Lofthouse Mark Solicitors
  • Thank you so much for guiding my firm through the new rules, which with your expert input were not as daunting as I first envisaged...You have convinced me that the new regulations are to be embraced and not to be feared!!

    C. Sedgwick Miles and Cash
  • Our meetings with Jon were refreshingly full of common sense and practical advice. It makes a big difference having a former solicitor with experience and understanding mentoring us rather than an administration consultant who has never had to juggle the pressure of constant phonecalls and client attendances!

    Tim Treherne Beaumonts Solicitors
  • A pleasure to work with! Jonathon is helpful, knowledgeable and always on hand when we need him. Good to have on board.

    WW&J McClure Solicitors
  • Jon is very knowledgeable in his field. His efficiency and tenacity has been a great asset to us and we are pleased to continue working with him.

    Endeavour Law Limited
  • Why Jonathon Bray Legal Services? 1. Excellent response time. 2. Best advice. 3. Very well planned time frame. I am thankful to the highly knowledgeable staff and am very happy with very efficient service from all at Jonathon Bray Legal Services. I would recommend their services without hesitation. .

    Arjun Dubal A & Y Law Ltd
  • Jonathon's service has been impeccable, informative and timely. We rely on his expertise without reservation.

    Martin Dyke Tyndallwoods Solicitors
  • From the first time we made contact with JBLS, we were impressed with their grasp of the SRA rules as well as their commercial awareness.  Four years on it is still a pleasure working with JBLS.

    Warren Berwick Berwick Law
  • I would highly recommend...They are great to work with and very efficient and professional.

    Bob Taylor 360 Law Services
  • We really value all the support given to us by the Jonathan Bray team; they were integral to helping us navigate the ABS process smoothly. We are looking forward to working with them as we embark on our journey. It makes a real difference having experienced compliance experts to guide and support us.

    Sophie Cisler Wills & Trusts Solicitors
  • The ABS application process looks quite simple on paper, but the reality is very different. We found many pitfalls and hidden fees which always come out of the woodwork. Once we asked Jonathon Bray’s team to help us, we were well advised and supported. I honestly believe that without their support we would have either failed or given up. I supposed the best compliment I can give is - it’s easy doing business with them, especially during a difficult process. Plus for how much it cost, it is properly the best money I have spent!

    Steve Dicks Forever Legal Limited
  • Having used Jonathon Bray for the formation of the Escalate law firm and ongoing compliance support, I have no hesitation in recommending them to others. Actually, I have already done that and they are now being utilised by one of the Escalate accountancy partner firms in the creation of their own law firm. Their monthly input into our business is invaluable and has been an important part of our growth.

    Chris Clay Escalate Law
  • Jonathon Bray Limited (JBL) has been invaluable in assisting Indemnity Legal through the authorisation process, and now provides us with excellent support in all areas of our compliance activities. We genuinely see JBL as an extension of the Indemnity Legal team, and they are always on hand to discuss issues of concern, or to discuss ways of improving how we do things for the benefit of our clients. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to other firms.

    James Morris Indemnity Legal Services Limited
  • Jonathon Bray Limited provided us with comprehensive advice at the outset and directed us on the best way to proceed. JBL then took control of the application to the SRA, making personal visits to our office at various stages to obtain relevant information as well as staying in regular contact with the SRA throughout the process. A pleasure to work with!

    Nick Latimir RRL Wills Limited
  • The ABS application process looks quite simple on paper, but the reality is very different. We found many pitfalls and hidden fees which always come out of the woodwork. Once we asked Jonathon Bray’s team to help us, we were well advised and supported. I honestly believe that without their support we would have either failed or given up.  I supposed the best compliment I can give is “it’s easy doing business with them, during a difficult process”. Plus for how much it cost it’s properly the best money I have paid!

    Steve Dicks Forever Legal

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