Guy Stobart

Retained Advisor

Experience in brief

  • 24 years' experience of running UK law firms
  • Managing Partner for 12 years at Burges Salmon LLP (www.burges-salmon.com - Bristol and London corporate and commercial law firm, turnover FY2009 c£70m) and on the firm's management committee for 7 years
  • CEO of Kennedys Law LLP (www.kennedyslaw.com - international insurance focused law firm, c£130m FY2014 turnover, 1250 staff) for 5 years until December 2014
  • President of Bristol Chamber of Commerce
  • Qualified as a solicitor in 1980
  • Trained and worked at Slaughter and May for 5 years.

Recent retained roles

  • Trustee/NED of international leadership charity Common Purpose (www.commonpurpose.org - turnover FY2014 c£5.5m) for over 5 years and on going
  • NED of a high growth West of England law firm

Whistle-stop career tour

5 years as a lawyer in leading city of London law firm Slaughter and May doing banking and corporate work
12 years as an insolvency and corporate lawyer at Burges Salmon
Appointed Managing Partner at age 39 of Burges Salmon, overseeing a quintupling of turnover during tenure
CEO at Kennedys for 5 years which saw turnover double, 4 mergers executed and a Miami office opened
Oversaw move of Kennedys finance function from London to Chelmsford with the remainder of Business Services due to follow
Overhauled the firm's strategy and the partners remuneration structure and its values proposition and introduced a successful apprentice scheme.

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