Davenport Lyons appoints its first CEO
10 Apr, 2013
Davenport Lyons is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Williams as the first Chief Executive Officer to the business following his engagement some 12 months ago as a Financial Consultant to the Business. Richard will be a member of the firm’s Governing Board.
Richard has had a varied career and following his qualification at Ernst & Young as a Chartered Accountant, he has worked in Television (Carlton), Telecommunications (Cable & Wireless), Consultancy (as a Finance Director and Partner at Lane Clark & Peacock) and the Legal industry (as Finance Director at Lawrence Graham LLP and CPA Global). More recently, Richard has been a strategic financial consultant for both Davenport Lyons and Phoenix Business Solutions.
His appointment marks a shift in approach at Davenport Lyons as the business looks to focus on the challenges and opportunities in the profession for the well-managed and ambitious law firm.
Richard Williams comments: “I am delighted to be joining such a well-established and enterprising law firm as Davenport Lyons. In the year I have been working with the Firm I have been impressed with the quality of legal advice and service offered to clients in London and indeed around the world, and very much look forward to helping drive further growth, as we take on the challenges in our market head on.”