Castleford Tigers GC scores role at ABS Brilliant Law

The general counsel of West Yorkshire-based professional rugby league Castleford Tigers has joined ABS Brilliant Law as employment head.

Ex-Pinsent Masons solicitor Richard Turner joined Brilliant Law in June after spending eight months as interim GC and operations manager at Castleford. 

He joined alongside Addlestone Keane partner Rob Ashall, who now heads up the firm’s corporate and commercial division as senior solicitor. The pair both lead a team of relatively new recruits, most of which are employment or corporate executives. 

Brilliant Law, which launched in January (3 January 2013), is led by ex-Minster Law CEO Matthew Briggs with MandellCorporate director David Mandell as head of legal practice, finance and administration.

The Leeds-based business offers SMEs and micro-SMEs a ‘pay as you go’ menu of fixed-price ad hoc services, an online portal enabled for mobile devices and downloadable legal documents.

Briggs said the firm is looking for “game changers” as they continue hiring.