Burcher Jennings continues expansion with seven new appointments

Burcher Jennings, a leading national legal cost and pricing consultancy is delighted to announce the company’s further expansion with seven new appointments across its London and Exeter offices. These appointments represent the next stage of the company’s growth plan, and further enhance the company’s offering to law firms. With these new additions, the firm now has one of the largest concentration of cost lawyers in the country.

The new appointments include:

In London:
·         Joanne Powell joins as Head of the London Office
·         Lisa Hazell joins as Head of Client Services
·         Darrel Lumby joins as Senior Costs Lawyer

In Exeter:
·         Nick Kitchen joins as Costs Consultant
·         Liz Button joins as Costs Consultant

Further Boost to Training Practice:
Burcher Jennings’ training practice has also been enhanced and welcomes Pricing Consultants, Tim Aspinall and Nigel Haddon. Nigel and Tim are two leading practitioners in this field and bring extensive experience in assisting law firms with making positive institutional change that has a noticeable impact on financial performance.

Tim was formerly Managing Partner of DMH Stallard LLP for 18 years where he led its transformation into one of the most credible mid-market firms in the UK legal market, resulting in the firm winning numerous awards that could be directly attributed to Tim’s influence.

With over 30 years as a practicing solicitor, Nigel was a former Managing Partner and CEO of the regional law firm, SAS Daniels LLP for more than eight years where he led the firm through four successful mergers and acquisitions.

Martyn Jennings, Chief Executive commented: “Our core focus has always been on creating ‘Centres of Excellence’ and having the right people on board. We strongly welcome these new team members who come with exceptional skill sets and a passion for delivering excellent client service. These appointments reflect the growing demand for our specialist services, and provide an invaluable resource to continue delivering and further enhancing our pricing and costing solutions for UK law firms.”

He added: “As the legal industry continues to evolve, we are seeing more and more law firms implementing a wider range of pricing and payment options, providing greater client involvement in determining the pricing / costs aspect of the relationship, with more transparency, certainty and predictability. Our focus is on ensuring we too remain aligned with this changing environment by continuing to develop our business and investing in high quality talent such as these.”

On 1 July 2015, Burcher Jennings will be holding its inaugural Pricing Funding and Costs Conference focusing on everything pricing, funding and costs related. The conference agenda, content and speakers have a particular focus on contentious practice areas, and will also cover a full range of issues that are at the core of managing the modern mid-market law firm.