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Leading London planning set 4 Breams Buildings has hired a director of marketing and administration to work with its existing senior clerk.
Vicky Thompson, formerly practice director at 10 Park Square in Leeds, ran her own bar practice management consultancy Victoria Thompson Associates between 1995-1998 and 1999-2000. In her new role at 4 Breams Buildings she will work alongside senior clerk Stephen Graham.
Thompson believes that any friction between clerks and practice directors can be avoided. She says: "Stephen and I recognise our own skills and also we will be working parallel with one another. I will streamline the admin and Stephen will be streamlining the clerking."
Graham will now be free to concentrate on the clerking function. He says: "We had a need for someone like Vicky, who can handle the direct marketing and administration. Now I will be able to concentrate on clerking and indirect marketing. We will be working in unison."