SJ Berwin names financial director

SJ Berwin has appointed a new financial director from international estate agents CB Richard Ellis.

Mike Giles was previously the international finance director for the property consultants. He is replacing Lindsay Birch, who has left the firm following the birth of her third child.

Before working for CB Richard Ellis, Giles was UK financial controller for Heidrick & Struggles, the international executive search firm. While he was at Heidrick he helped develop the company's activities in eastern Europe.

Commenting on his appointment as financial director, Giles says: “SJ Berwin has established itself as a leading corporate law firm, both in the UK and internationally.

“I have spent a large part of my career helping professional firms to plan and implement business expansion programmes, particularly in the overseas markets.

“These are exciting times for SJ Berwin.

“I am looking forward to helping the partnership in the further development of its operations in the UK and the European Union.”