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Rubric Appoints City Lawyer Magnus Mill To Head Up New London Office

Rubric, a fast-growing solicitors’ chambers based in Bath, has appointed experienced City lawyer Magnus Mill to run its new London office.


Magnus, a highly regarded family law specialist, will head up Rubric’s new City office, in Fetter Lane, as well as serving the firm’s clients across the South West of England.


Magnus handles all aspects of family law with a particular emphasis on divorce and separation, financial claims arising on the breakdown of marriages and other relationships, private law children issues and Hague Convention proceedings. He also has substantial expertise in non-contentious work including pre-nuptial and cohabitation agreements and is an experienced collaborative lawyer.


Prior to joining Rubric, Magnus was a partner at Manches LLP, where he headed a team specialising in a wide variety of family law issues frequently including substantial assets, offshore asset-holding structures and/or an international element.


Magnus has been “recommended” and described as “excellent” in the Legal 500. His appointment follows that of experienced commercial lawyer Candace Kendall, who also joined Rubric recently.

Rubric offers City quality advice via a streamlined business model using modern technology and outsourced support functions. It also shuns the traditional law firm hierarchy in favour of a team of experienced lawyers who can work flexibly.


Magnus said: “Rubric’s innovative approach to delivering legal services is a very attractive proposition. Our new central London office offers a top-level specialist family law service for high net worth clients at costs which are considerably lower than those which they would be asked to pay elsewhere.”


Rubric lawyer, and former BLS Council Member,  James Howell said that Rubric operates like a barristers’ chambers, with a group of senior, multi-specialist lawyers pooling their resources, as opposed to the conventional ‘pyramid’ structured law firm.

“”Magnus’’ appointment represents another milestone in Rubric’s growth,”” he says. “”It widens our offering to include London, as well as bringing a partner-level lawyer with City experience to Bath and the South West.

“There is a growing demand for Rubric’s offering of the best legal advice delivered in the most cost efficient manner. We achieve this by removing many of the overheads which make traditional law firms and instead using technology and outsourced functions.

“Our low overhead business model, coupled with our highly trained lawyers, gives us a real market advantage and makes us excellent value for money. That Magnus and Candace have decided to join Rubric reflects the positive impression the firm is making on the legal market.””