New roles appointed in senior leadership team at Leonard Curtis Legal


Leonard Curtis Business Solutions Groupes legal arm has unveiled new roles for two key members of its leadership team as the brand embarks on a fresh chapter of ambitious growth for 2023 and beyond. 

Founder Andrew Gregory - who set up the law firm in 2015 - moves into the role of Executive Chair, whilst Director Paula Smith becomes the Head of Leonard Curtis Legal. 

Andrew will work alongside the executive board to guide corporate decisions, whilst Paula will play an instrumental role in delivering strategic goals for the Group - which recently announced its plans to double in size by 2025.

Andrew comments: I am delighted to have accepted a proposal to take on a role of chairman of Leonard Curtis Legal. 

Since the company was acquired as a joint venture in 2016, we have developed a very different sort of law firm - becoming one of the first of our kind to embrace the Alternative Business Structure (ABS).

I am very proud of the success we have achieved and this is largely due to the fantastic lawyers and support staff who have joined the firm over the past seven years. 

The investment made by Arete Capital Partners LLP and Svella Plc in August 2021 has meant the Group has been able to formulate some exciting new growth plans which will include the legal division. 

I look forward to continuing to support all members of the team and the Leonard Curtis Group as a whole to achieve its ambitious targets.

As the new Head of Leonard Curtis Legal, Paula will collaborate with colleagues across four UK territories - including restructuring and insolvency leaders and Head of Funding.

She commented: The Leonard Curtis Legal brand has really established itself in recent years and we are very proud of what it has achieved. 

I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to lead the legal team at one of the most exciting moments for the business yet. 

Commenting on the new leadership structure, CEO Dan Booth said: I am delighted to be working with such an experienced leadership team and looking forward to seeing what we can do.

We are confident we can significantly scale this business and now we have clarity - by region and division - on how we will achieve it.

Our plans for growth and development will be delivered by applying our key principles of confidence, commitment, and consistency.

Demand for Leonard Curtis legal services has been increasing rapidly as businesses seek advice, guidance and solutions following the pandemic and worsening economic conditions. 

The firm is planning to expand over the coming months and is already the largest privately-owned professional services provider of corporate restructuring & insolvency, funding, and legal solutions in the UK and Channel Islands - employing over 250 people across 21 offices including Manchester, London, Birmingham and Leeds.

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