I was managing partner of Stephens Scown for eight years and my vision was to create a different kind of law firm. And the vision worked; profits doubled and the firm won countless awards, including UK Law Firm of the Year at the British Legal Awards and a trio of awards from the Managing Partners’ Forum – Best Managed National Firm, Best Leadership of a Mould-breaking Firm and Best Corporate Culture. Employee engagement turned around and the firm entered the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For list, where it has ranked for the six consecutive years.
When I stepped down as Managing Partner of Stephens Scown, I took up the role of Director of Strategic Innovation for the firm, where I focus on the customer experience, looking outside the legal sector and embracing new and exciting ways of delivering traditional legal services.
I’ve also brought my desire to do things differently to my other roles, on the boards of nuBright, a joint venture company delivering data protection and cyber security services, Vickery Holman, a regional commercial property consultant firm, Exeter Festival of South West food and Drink, New Wine, and Hope for Justice, an anti-trafficking and modern slavery charity.