David Jabbari, the former CEO of Connect2Law and head of Pannone Affinity, has joined defendant firm Parabis Law as a partner.
Jabbari, who recently resigned from Pannone ahead of its acquisition by Slater & Gordon, has been brought onboard to help develop the Parabis Group's work in consumer law and to establish a branded franchise network of leading regional law firms in the UK, in the same vein as Connect2Law. The network is expected to provide firms with back office shared services, quality assurance, branding and marketing support, as well as an opportunity to deliver parts of the consumer and commercial law services required by Parabis' clients.
Tim Oliver, CEO of the Parabis Group said that the firm could now take its excellent capability in consumer law to the "next level".
"We will offer sophisticated support to ABSs and affinity groups, from sales conversion through to the widest range of delivery options," he said. "For example, the new law firm network will provide our clients’ customers with access to high quality face-to-face legal services across the UK."
David Jabbari said that Parabis had an extremely strong ambition for consumer law.
"Looking at the quality of the assets and people that Parabis has across its operations, I have no doubt that it will be the market leader in consumer law services to ABSs and affinity clients, in the insurance sector and beyond," he said.
"Our network of law firms will add to the list of things that significantly differentiate Parabis from other providers of these services.”