Zenith installs litigator as chief exec

Leeds-based Zenith Chambers has hired former litigator Andrew Argyle to take on the newly created role of chief executive.

The set created the ­position after the retirement of practice director Rob Butchard, who had spent 47 years as a clerk, the last 10 at Zenith.

Prior to Zenith Argyle was a partner at Lincoln-based Langleys and had spent five years as managing partner of Birmingham-headquartered Shakespeare Putsman.

Argyle said: “I’ve been a commercial litigation lawyer since 1988 and left ­Langleys last summer. Although I had another offer of partnership I wanted to be involved in the strategic direction of the [organisation] I was going to join and have the ­opportunity to make a real difference to practice. This move ticks all the boxes.”

Argyle added that, while Butchard had been ­responsible for internal operations, his position would be client-facing.