KPMG Tops Up Legal Team with Former Law Society President
Big Four accountancy and auditing firm KPMG recently hired ex-president of the Law Society, Christina Blacklaws, for the role of ‘legal services ambassador’ as it pushes further into the legal sector.
This news comes just as KPMG also announced its plans to axe a tenth of its UK partners by Christmas.
Previously the President of the Law Society between July 2018 and July 2019, and currently Non-Executive Director at Mason & Cook, Christina has been appointed to a ‘strategic advisory role’ at KPMG, in order to help develop its 120-strong legal team.
According to the Law Gazette, Christina will focus on supporting women in law and leadership as well as working on client solutions, talent engagement and legal innovation strategy.
Nick Roome, UK head of legal services, said: “Our team is a fast-growing specialism within KPMG, with clients more frequently requiring integrated advisory solutions. We currently have a broad range of expertise across the legal spectrum but having Christina on board will give us another dimension. Her knowledge, expertise and ear-to-the-ground approach when it comes to the issues impacting our sector will help give us an additional edge in the market.”
Blacklaws added: “We’re operating in an increasingly challenging business environment, but, equally, it is an exciting time of growing enlightenment: we all know our sector needs to evolve to best support our clients and our colleagues alike.”