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The global company was awarded an alternative business structure licence by the Solicitors Regulation Authority for its legal arm, BT Law.
The new entity will take over the existing claims management business BT Claims which dealt with 35,000 corporate fleet vehicles but will now look to expand into other markets. The head of litigation and employment law in BT’s corporate legal department, Miles Jobling, will run BT Law, becoming a director of the alternative business structure as well as continuing in his role at BT Group.
BT becomes the latest company to enter the legal market with Direct Line, the Co-op, AA and Saga having entered or planning to enter the market. So far, around 100 licences have been granted.