Boutique risk management consultancy focusing on strategy, compliance & innovation for law firms and verticals operating and launching in the legal services sector

Our Founder

Kate Burt was founded by Kate Burt, a solicitor with over 20 years experience in the Legal Sector. Kate advises law firms and award winning regtech and legal service providers on market strategy, law firm insights and regulatory compliance. Kate also co-founded Compliance for Law Firms, a weekly discussion forum attended by some of the top law firms in the UK.

The core HiveRisk team comprises of experienced lawyers and senior executives. We also tap into a specialist talent pool to work with firms across sectors.

What we do

HiveRisk has access to a multi-disciplinary team tapping into a specialist talent pool to advise on strategy, compliance and innovation across sectors

Law Firm Risk & Compliance

We support all aspects of law firm compliance including AML, Data Protection and other regulatory obligations, gap analysis, independent file audit and training. PII, merger & acquisition, change of legal entity and start-up applications and crypto risk advisory including source of funds advisory and support.

Legaltech Advisory 

We provide technology companies operating in or entering the UK legal sector the competitive edge.  We advise on regulatory frameworks and we provide market insights to inform product development.

Real Estate Businesses

Estate Agency, letting agency businesses and RICS accredited professionals are required to comply with AML legislation. We help real estate businesses understand their obligations and help them to implement compliant policies, processes and procedures. 

Startups & Innovators

When setting up or launching a startup in the legal sector its very important to ensure your compliance and risk procedures meet the standards by the industry. This is particularly important if your target clients are law firms or solicitors or you are delivering legal services to the public or corporates. 

Who We Are

Consultancy, advisory & due diligence that won't stifle innovation

Our consultancy, advisory & due diligence services are designed for law firms, real estate businesses and regtech verticals who are launching, funding or running an existing solicitor practice, alternative business structure (ABS), regtech, legaltech, lawtech or other startup in the UK legal sector.

Our core team

HiveRisk comprises of experienced lawyers and senior executives who are all experts in their field. With many years of experience in their own industries, they have the expertise to provide comprehensive, first-rate services to our clients.

Founder / Senior Compliance Manager

Kate Burt

Kate is a solicitor with over 20 years’ experience in the legal sector. Qualifying as a solicitor in 2007, Kate practiced as a senior litigator in 3 Top 50 law firms before finding her niche in law firm risk and compliance. Kate and her team work with law firms on all aspects of risk and compliance from one off independent AML audits, technical referrals and workshop style training to fully ‘insourced’ compliance teams offering services from compliance analyst to director of risk and compliance ‘as a service’. Kate co-founded and co-hosts Compliance for Law Firms, a weekly discussion forum regularly attracting senior role holders from law firms nationally.

Technical Director

Gavin Ball

As an experienced Head of Risk & Compliance Gavin has over 18 years of experience in Law Firm and Professional Services Compliance. He is a specialist in Anti Money Laundering, Fraud Prevention and Financial Crime investigations and has led teams in both the UK and overseas working for multi-national businesses and partnerships. 

Senior Compliance Consultant

Nina Dayal

Nina is a respected specialist counter fraud expert. Highly experienced in identifying, developing and implementing fraud strategies, operations and forensic investigations. Nina is an experienced lawyer with more than 20 years experience in the legal sector.

Senior Compliance Consultant

Kim Rawlings-Smith

Kim has more than 15 years experience in the legal sector and qualified as a solicitor in 2010. Kim is experienced in debt recovery litigation, compliance, management and operations. She has a particular interest in case management systems, developing them and helping ensure they are being used to their fullest potential to meet business and compliance needs.

Corporate governance, operations and community 

Justine Westwell

Justine has a track record of leading and implementing transformation and improvement activity with more than 20 years experience in operational management roles, primarily in the public sector. Her specialisms include strategy development, board governance, regulatory management and business planning. 

Legal researcher and multimedia content manager

Dan Burt

Dan brings a fresh perspective to professional services to keep our content relevant. He is an experienced freelance writer with a penchant for political satire. His background in video editing, photography and sound engineering together with wicked wit helps us showcase our personality as a business.  

How it works has a multi-disciplinary team and can also tap into a specialist talent pool to advise on strategy, compliance and innovation across sectors

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Step 2 - Proposal

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Step 3 - Delivery

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Upcoming Events For Compliance For Law Firms

Virtual peer-to-peer discussion every Wednesday 12pm-1pm GMT

28 Jun: Managing the pricing conversation

12 Jul: Welcome to the C-Suite

19 Jul: Merger and consolidation in the legal sector and how compliance plays an integral part in your future strategy.

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