The Lawyer award winner gets top job

Another winner at this year's The Lawyer Awards has netted a senior post – this time at Midlands commercial firm Lee Crowder.

Birmingham commercial lawyer Andrew Sparrow has left his post as head of corporate services at Cartwright & Lewis to become an equity partner at Lee Crowder.

Sparrow is the author of two interactive multimedia CDs, The Director's Guide and Year 2000 – The Law. His firm won the Best Use of Multimedia award at The Lawyer Awards in June.

Sparrow joined Cartwright & Lewis in 1992 after a three-year stint at Wragge & Co. His appointment at Lee Crowder boosts the partner count at the firm to 16.

He says: “During my seven years with Cartwright & Lewis, the practice successfully used several new technologies, which helped the firm take on the big players of the legal industry.

“I am sure that my experience in this area will help Lee Crowder to achieve similar results.”

Sparrow's move follows that of fellow award winner John Harrison, who led Southwark Borough's legal team working on the construction of the new Millennium Bridge. The team walked away with the Deal of the Year award.

Harrison quit his in-house post as deputy head of legal services at Southwark to join public law firm Sharpe Pritchard last month.