Rivus selects Roythornes to deliver legal services
May 12, 2020
Law firm Roythornes Solicitors has been appointed by leading fleet management business Rivus Fleet Solutions as legal advisors on a wide range of commercial activities.
Private equity backed Rivus Fleet manages more than 30 business-critical vehicle fleets across the UK, including the second largest in the country, the BT Group. Rivus Fleet manages more than 85,000 vehicles nationally.
Roythornes, a top 200 national law firm with offices across the Midlands and East Anglia, will be assisting Rivus Fleet to manage a number of key strategic legal requirements to help support the growing business.
In a pitch against other city firms, led by Roythornes’ national head of real estate and partner Bhavesh Amlani and corporate partner Martin Jinks, the law firm impressed Rivus Fleet with its scope of services, ability to deliver best advice and its high calibre lawyers with relevant experience of the fleet industry.
Bhavesh said: “We are naturally delighted to be working with Rivus Fleet Solutions, which is a rapidly growing organisation with exciting plans. The company supports all sectors including utilities, infrastructure, logistics, retail, manufacturing, transport and public sectors.
“The in-house legal team needed additional support and we were asked to pitch against a number of other firms. We have been appointed as legal advisors in a number of areas – corporate, commercial, employment and general property work.
“We have already been instructed on commercial and property work. Rivus Fleet was impressed with our high calibre of lawyers and our ability to deliver quickly in its high-pressure environment.”
Roythornes has also offered more than 1000 Rivus Fleet staff nationwide access to a legal helpline at preferential rates for giving a wide variety of legal advice, including conveyancing, personal injury, family and private client work.
Birmingham-based Rivus Fleet, which is backed by Aurelius Group, looks after around 30 customers, owns 55 garages and has a network of more than 500 partner workshops. Rivus Fleet has won 11 awards in the last three years for its innovation, fleet services and customer service.
Altaf Kara, general counsel and head of legal at Rivus Fleet Solutions, said: “We are very impressed with Roythornes and the expertise the team brings at all levels to our organisation. Its reputation and experience was a step above the competition and we are delighted to have them on board.”
Bhavesh said: “Roythornes’ client base is growing – with a number of key wins with major firms recently. This latest appointment by Rivus as its trusted legal advisor shows the extent of Roythornes’ reputation as a key player in the Midlands. Roythornes has bold plans for expansion in the Midlands and is on track to grow its client base in the regions.”