Weightmans unveils new firm structure after biggest review in decades
National law firm Weightmans LLP has unveiled a new structure and five year strategy after undertaking the biggest and most ambitious strategic review…
National law firm Weightmans LLP has unveiled a new structure and five year strategy after undertaking the biggest and most ambitious strategic review for decades.
The ambitious plan is a culmination of months of consultation, research and analysis, and sees many at the firm take on new roles, including the launch of a new Board structure.
The firm has moved on from its former business line layout and has introduced a new Client Relationships arm, which will encompass six key client markets seeking to provide a full service to the customers within them: Insurance, Public Bodies, Corporates, Owner Managed Businesses, Built Environment and Private Client.
The Board has also been restructured in response to this new approach. With John Schorah remaining Managing Partner, Senior Partner Dan Cutts will take on the role of Director of Client Relationships alongside his current position. Andrew Cooper, former Head of Public Sector will become Director of Legal Operations – Claims. Stuart Jones, former Head of Employment is now Director of Legal Operations – Litigation, Transaction and Advisory. Stuart Whittle takes the role of Director of Business Services, and Tony Cannon remains Finance Director.
As part of the new strategy the firm also made a significant financial investment in technology, implementing innovative platforms 3E® and MatterSphere® in order to provide a more efficient service and solutions for clients.
Dan Cutts said:
“This was a major consultation that involved staff at all levels. Weightmans has a fantastic portfolio of clients, and in order to continue to deliver value and client satisfaction we are embracing change. The new structure prepares us to face the current challenges in this market head on, in order to optimise efficiency and deliver what the client needs.
“We are embracing new ways of working to truly respond to client and staff requirements - as well as technological advances to futureproof the business, the new structure places more Partners in roles of total client focus and service delivery, enabling the firm to provide a wider scale of services and grow deeper relationships with customers.
“Many say they put the client at the centre of what they do - we’re proud to say that we’re actually doing it.”