A solicitor firm which set up as a Bar Standards Board entity earlier this year has opted for the bar’s client account scheme as a secure way of holding client money. Robin Charrot, co-founder of Evolve Family Law, said the firm signed up with the Barco escrow scheme after realising it was ‘not the expensive product we thought it was’.  

Paul Mosson, director of services at the Bar Council, said a number of solicitors had shown interest in using the account, which levies a fee of 2% of the total legal costs of a transaction.