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Browne Jacobson appoints new IT Director

4 March 2011

Dan SimmsBrowne Jacobson has appointed Dan Simms as its new IT & Business Operations Director.

A senior IT specialist, Dan has previously worked for Eversheds and more recently Addleshaw Goddard in London as Head of IT Technical Solutions, where he spearheaded a team of 30-plus advising the firm on its IT, technology and core business solutions.

Managing an IT team of 20, Dan will lead Browne Jacobsons IT strategy and be responsible for shaping and integrating all information and technology applications across its three office network as well as overseeing the firms business operations.

William Colacicchi, Senior Partner at Browne Jacobson, commented:

"We are delighted that Dan has joined us. He has an impressive track record in areas such as business transformation, IT service transition, system migration and compliance.

"The legal landscape is constantly changing and information technology is critical to our long term success.

"Dans significant IT expertise and in-depth knowledge of the legal services sector will be invaluable as we continue to deliver state-of-the-art IT solutions for our people and clients."

Dan Simms added: "I am thrilled with my recent appointment at Browne Jacobson. It is refreshing to take a role at an organisation that puts IT at the very heart of its business. This commitment is strongly demonstrated through IT having a seat on the management board. I am also excited to be a part a firm that has an excellent people orientated culture."

Browne Jacobson has made significant investments in IT in recent years, including rolling out the WinScribe BlackBerry dictation solution to more than 200 users. The firms IT team have also achieved Gold Standard Accreditation from The Institute of IT Training.

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