Director and Lead Consultant at Baskerville Drummond Consulting Ltd
A seasoned Legal IT specialist, David founded Baskerville Drummond in 2011 and has grown the consultancy to be one of the leading providers of independent strategic advice to UK Law Firms. He has assisted many firms undertaking strategic reviews, system selection and implementation, and is a retained trusted advisor (or Virtual IT Director) for several well known firms. David is particularly known for his work on complex projects, such as the MAB demerger and for turning-around failing practice management systems (PMS’s) or other challenging technology situations.
Director and Head of Wills & Estates at Thursfields Solicitors
Ian Bond is director and head of Wills & Estates at Thursfields Solicitors as well as a member (and former Chair) of the Law Society of England & Wales’ Wills and Equity Committee. Ian is a contributor to the Law Society publication ‘The Probate Practitioners Handbook’; the 9th edition of which was published earlier in 2021. Ian champions the use of technology in the legal sector for the benefit of professionals and their clients; you can follow him on twitter @ianbondtep.
Sue Carter MBA
Strategic Consultant at Consult Sue Carter Ltd
After 40 years working in the banking and professional services sectors, I set up my own consultancy business, Consult Sue Carter Ltd, in January this year. During my banking career, I spent over 30 years advising law firms in areas including succession planning, mergers, acquisitions and disposals, coping strategies, funding solutions and balance sheet restructuring. I have a reputation for being a serious thinker about the legal sector and its future. Previously held a senior leadership role as UK Head of Professional Services Sector at Clydesdale Bank PLC and led a team of 28 sector experts across the UK. In 2008, I achieved an MBA in Legal Practice Management and since 2015 have held a voluntary position as a lay Member on the Law Society of Scotland Council. In February 2021, appointed as a Non-Executive Director at Switalskis Solicitors, where I am involved in the group’s financial management and performance, as well as wider business strategy and planning.
Director, JC Independent Wills & Probate
Jane qualified as a solicitor over 20 years ago. Jane is on a mission to raise awareness that marriage cancels Wills. Her personal story fuels her professional purpose. Jane has been published in The Telegraph, the Law Society Gazette and The Law Society. Jane is a member of the Law Society Private Client Section.
Technical Counsel at STEP
Emily Deane TEP is Technical Counsel at STEP. She has practised as a private client and trust solicitor in the UK, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands specialising in all aspects of the private client industry including wills, property, tax planning, estate administration, onshore and offshore trusts and litigation. She joined STEP in 2016 as Technical Counsel in the policy team informing public policy in relation to trust and estate related issues.
Expert in Outsourced Legal Cashiering
Alex’s background is in the legal profession and is a qualified solicitor, having been a litigation Partner at Hill Dickinson. He then founded and ran an executive search business, before joining a global outsourcing company to head up their strategic move into the legal sector. Alex joined the Cashroom in 2014 to lead the company’s Business Development.
Solicitors For The Elderly Chief Executive
A graduate from King’s College, London, Lakshmi is a marketing specialist with over 30 years’ experience. In 1990, she took time out to do a full time MBA. She became SFE’s chief executive in 2014. Lakshmi has a simple but powerful aim for SFE under her stewardship: to be the go-to brand in the legal arena for later life ie SFE will continue to be the leading organisation for lawyers who work in this area, by providing training and best practice and will become a consumer facing mark of quality and a brand the public will actively seek out.
Trevor Worth MBA TEP
MD & Founder Portcullis Legals
Trevor is an entrepreneur working to improve access to legal services that are innovative and completely client focused. I enjoy my roles in lecturing, mentoring and investing in start ups and focusing on entrepreneurship and innovation within universities and commercial enterprises, striving to help a younger generation of entrepreneurs and business leaders achieve their aims with sustainability and creativity at the forefront of their thinking. For me, it’s all about doing the right thing, with the highest standards of education and ethics anchoring every aspect of our practice.
Having run my own legal services practice for 27 years in the south west with a focus on succession planning for families and businesses, the need for innovation and the highest standards of qualifications has never been greater in order to differentiate between firms.
I am currently investing in and developing a number of collaborative new business models in the legal, education and sustainability sectors with partnerships including educational institutions, NGO’s and charitable organisations.