BLG creates chief operating officer role

Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG) has appointed a non-fee-earner as its first chief operating officer.

David Jabbari was previously global head of knowledge management at Allen & Overy and will become an equity partner at BLG. He will work alongside BLG CEO Clint Evans, a former accountant, on the management of the firm.

Evans said: “David will bring operational experience from a career of senior legal management roles. He’s one of the world’s leading figures in law firm knowledge management with a strong interest in legal process efficiency and market sector intelligence.”