Christina Blacklaws has joined the advisory board of a legal costs and pricing consultancy, weeks after quitting as the director of the Co-operative’s legal services arm.

She joins the board at Burcher Jennings, having left the Co-operative Legal Services (CLS) last month, to set up a consultancy service for alternative business structures. Blacklaws had joined the group in 2011 with fellow TV Edwards partner Jenny Beck to spearhead the launch of CLS’s family law service, which has yet to make a profit.

Last month CLS posted an operating loss of £9.1m on a flat turnover of £33m for 2013, paling in comparison to the £2.5bn losses for the Co-operative Group as a whole.

Blacklaws joins a board that includes legal commentator Stephen Mayson, Dominic Regan (costs expert and advisor to Lord Justice Jackson), managing partner of south-west firm Stephens Scown, Robert Camp, and 4 New Square’s Ben Williams.