The Lawyer Management profile
Schillings’ marketing manager on high-profile clients, the evolving market and the perils of law firm IT
Carl Weston has been head of marketing at Derby firm Flint Bishop since 2006
Abby Winkworth is marketing and business development partner at IBB Solicitors. She joined the firm from Deloitte in 2007.
Fiona Haigh is the director of administration and strategy at Weil Gotshal & Manges. She joined the firm from Clifford Chance in 1998.
Despina Kartson joined US firm Morgan Lewis & Bockius as chief business development officer in 2013. She was previously Latham & Watkins’ chief marketing officer.
Neil Sherlock is the chief financial officer (CFO) of Cayman Islands based offshore law firm Walkers.
Santiago Gómez Sancha has been head of IT at Slaughter and May’s Spanish best friend, Uría Menéndez, since 2003.
The individuals picked out for their management skills in this year’s Hot 100 are leading the way in a rapidly-changing legal market.
Louise Field has been head of client service and insight at Bird & Bird since 2009. She has previously worked for Ernst & Young and RBS.
Stephen Smith joined Hailsham Chambers in 1975 and was made senior clerk in 1982.
The legal sector has always set the bar high in terms of beautifully designed offices, not just to attract and retain the best talent but also to give customers a high quality experience from the moment they arrive. With first impressions so important, the design and fit-out of law offices are business critical.
Jonathan Robinson is the business development manager at Mundays. He recently joined from Bindmans, where he was head of marketing.
George Wilkinson, director of marketing
Nigel Spencer, global director of learning and development
Jan Dalgleish, HR director
Lois Gordon joined Shearman & Sterling in 2007. She previously held HR roles at Denton Wilde Sapte and Marks & Spencer.
Next month The Lawyer Management conference and awards rolls into town. Over the next few weeks in the run-up to the conference we’ll be looking at some of the operational themes it will be covering, we well as the awards categories in more detail.
One firm moves its money to England, fearing a run on banks if UK splits apart
Aim-listed European IP group Murgitroyd saw its pre-tax profits drop by 10.9 per cent during the course of the 2013/14 financial year.
Scotland’s top independent firms have pulled out of the recession in earnest in 2013/14, with the top 20 turning over a combined revenue of £438.2m, a rise of 8 per cent on £406.9m the previous year.
The Co-operative Group’s half-year results, released today (4 September), show a £5.1m loss in the 26 weeks up to 5 July for the legal services arm.
What is more important to Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer? The sacred lockstep or a swathe of heavy-hitting veteran US partners to build up its growing presence in New York and Washington?
Bird & Bird CEO David Kerr has overseen a period of significant growth at the former IP boutique, and more is on the horizon.