Four Raymond Buildings takes on first practice manager to target marketing

A LEADING European law chambers has appointed its first practice manager.

Former Norton Rose solicitor Milly Ayliffe is due to take up her new post at Four Raymond Buildings on Monday this week.

"The brief is a marketing one," she said. "The chambers is keen to act as a corporate body, it recognises this is the way of the future."

Ayliffe, who was a shipping and aviation finance specialist at Norton Rose, said the move was prompted by an interest in marketing which she had developed while at the City firm.

Richard Fowler QC, who will be taking over from Jeremy Lever QC as head of chambers in April, said: "We have an excellent clerking service and a very good reputation but there's no point sitting on our laurels and we feel we have got to be more proactive."

Ayliffe's brief will be to work with the set's senior clerk Graham Lister organising its marketing strategy.

The chambers has a formidable reputation in the European law field. It also specialises in administrative, commercial, public, media and entertainment law.

The set is the second high-profile chambers to appoint a specialist administrator to handle its marketing in recent weeks. Last month George Carmen QC's New Court Chambers appointed Louise Seaton to promote the set.