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The exec

The exec is accountable to the board; they run the firm operationally and develop the strategy on a rolling 3-year basis (alongside the board) and then take responsibility for its delivery and implementation through managing the firm’s risk, people, finance, client, change and infrastructure agendas.

Richard Medd

Richard Medd

Managing Partner

Richard is our Managing Partner and leads the delivery of our strategy.

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Mark Daniels

Mark Daniels

Partner and Head of Business Services

Mark Daniels specialises in intellectual property dispute resolution involving infringement and validity of patents, trade marks, designs and copyright, as well as reputation management and domain name disputes.

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Abby Ewen

Technology & Operations Director

Abby leads our technology function, devising our digital strategy and managing the teams who deliver it. Her remit covers infrastructure, service delivery, IT training, project management, analysis, development, testing and business reporting/management information.

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Laura Hughes

Laura Hughes

Partner and Head of IPR

Laura Hughes specialises in planning and environmental law for public and corporate sector bodies; experienced in judicial reviews, planning, land use and right of way matters.

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Sarah Parkinson

Sarah Parkinson

Partner and Head of Real Estate

Sarah is the national head of our real estate practice and sits on the firm’s Executive Board. She is recognised as being a leading real estate specialist, as well as for her retail expertise, by Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.

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Caroline Sumnall

Caroline Sumnall

Client & Marketing Director

Caroline leads the Client & Marketing department, encompassing business development, client relationship management, bids, and communications.

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Simon Tait

Simon Tait

Partner

Simon Tait is a Partner and Head of Health Law at
Browne Jacobson LLP. He has over 25 years' experience representing clinicians and NHS Trusts at inquests. He also acts for medical defence organisations, defending clinical negligence claims, and advises on a wide range of health law issues for both NHS and private sector clients. He also sits as a part time Assistant Coroner in South-East Yorkshire.

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Jonathan Tardif

Jonathan Tardif

Partner and Head of Business and Professional Risk

Jonathan Tardif specialises in commercial dispute resolution; complex, high value litigation and arbitration claims; aerospace, retail, manufacturing, energy and IT disputes; warranty claims; group actions; ADR.

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Declan Vaughan

Declan Vaughan

People Director

Declan leads the HR function encompassing recruitment, HR advice and business partnering, HR operations and L&D. Declan also has oversight of the firm’s knowledge management team.

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Andy Stephens

Chief Financial Officer

Andy is the firm’s Chief Financial Officer, responsible for strategic oversight of the firm’s financial affairs and also a number of key regulatory and risk management roles (including Money Laundering Reporting Officer and Compliance Officer for Finance & Administration).

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