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

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

Our consultancy, advisory & due diligence services are designed for existing law firms and entrepreneurs and businesses 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.

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 or entering the UK legal sector the competitive edge. We are subject matter experts for legaltech, regtech, fintech and blockchain companies. We advise on regulatory frameworks and we provide market insights to inform product development.

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. 

Investors, Funders & Banks

Investors, funders and banks offering funding or support to law firms, legal services providers or vertical in the legal sector can find that compliance and risk management can stifle or slow down progress. Our team is used to joining projects to identify, resolve and navigate around compliance pitfalls that could derail a project. 

Fintech & Blockchain

Fintech, blockchain projects rely on AML/KYC, due diligence, whitelisting and onboarding processes. This is something our team has a demonstrated expertise through assisting law firms and technology companies with similar frameworks and is now at the cutting-edge of supporting new fintech, blockchain and NFT ventures.

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. 

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

Step 1 - Conversation

Get in touch to arrange an informal conversation to discuss your needs.

Step 2 - Proposal

We will prepare a bespoke proposal package for you.

Step 3 - Delivery

We will work together to acheive our agreed objectives.

Our Founder

HiveRisk comprises of experienced lawyers and senior executives. was founded by Kate Burt, a solicitor with over 20 years experience in the Legal Sector. Kate advises top 50 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.

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.

Kim Rawlings-Smith

Law Firm and Real Estate Compliance

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.

Nina Dayal

Counter Fraud Strategist

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.

Justine Westwell

Operational Lead

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. This led to a career long quest to improve access to opportunities and services in the push for equality for all, in both the workplace and the community.

Our experts on hand

We tap into a specialist talent pool to provide our client's with innovative advice and solutions.

Sajid Hussain

ESG Focused Blockchain & Crypto Strategist

Tony Brown

Anti-financial crime & regulatory compliance

Kalapi Darmeci

Valuation, acquisition and portfolios

Anneen Carlisle

Social media advisor

Anneen looks after our social media at HiveRisk. She is a modern matron in the NHS and staff governor specialising in upper gastrointestinal, colorectal and urology. In addition to her nursing career Anneen has an interest in business, social media, personal growth and compassionate leadership.

Daniel Burt

Daniel is a freelance writer and multimedia content creator

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

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20 April - Trends in the anti money laundering world

13 April - Archiving requirements

6 April - Is a lack of resilience a business or compliance risk to your Law Firm?

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