LOD (Lawyers On Demand) has announced Sandra Gibson, who has held the position of Australian Managing Director for the past 5 years, will take on a new global role of Head of People and Corporate Operations and will be based in LOD’s London office from October.
Tom Hartley, LOD Chief Executive said, “Sandra has taken the Australian business from strength to strength and has understood the opportunities and challenges for a NewLaw firm in a changing legal landscape. We are fortunate to bring Sandra’s experience and leadership to London.”
Gibson says of her new role, ”LOD, first and foremost, is about people. In creating this new global role, we are demonstrating our ongoing commitment to attracting and retaining the very best people. My priorities will be to build on our innovative people strategies and to facilitate the sharing of best practices across our diverse geographic and cultural locations. I am very excited at the opportunity to drive our global growth in an area so fundamental to our success.”
Paul Cowling, Australia’s Head of Client Solutions, will move into the Managing Director Australia role to lead the innovative law firm’s business strategy across the country from 1st May.
Prior to joining LOD’s predecessor firm AdventBalance in 2014, Cowling practiced as a commercial disputes lawyer in the UK and Hong Kong and has held management and operational roles at leading legal resourcing and legal process outsourcing businesses.
Hartley said, “Paul has a dedicated and personal approach to his clients and a real interest in finding solutions for them. He has played a key role in building, growing and driving the firm’s client solutions capability and strategic client partnerships across Australia and has a deep understanding of the LOD business.”
Cowling said, “It is such an exciting time for the business and I am thrilled to be appointed as MD for Australia. LOD creates great opportunities for lawyers and clients to work in more flexible and unique ways and I look forward to playing a key role in that in the next phase of our growth”.
LOD: Ten years of seeing things differently
Over the past decade, LOD has transformed the way in which lawyers, consultants and legal teams work. Today we continue to lead the market we created, completing hundreds of assignments with the world’s leading businesses and law firms.
The merger between AdventBalance in Asia and Australia and LOD in the UK has created one of the world’s largest and fastest growing NewLaw businesses with global scale: ten offices, over 600 lawyers, and more than 500 corporate and law firm clients.
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