By: 3 March 2015
Parklane Plowden undergoes major restructure

Parklane Plowden has undergone a radical restructure which it says will help it to deliver a legal service that is more efficient and responsive to the changing legal landscape.

Following a 12-month consultation the chambers has created a new executive management board to oversee its growth strategy. It has also set up of a separate service company charged with managing the internal systems associated with running a chambers.

The board and service company include a number of external non-executive members who are well recognised within the legal arena. They include Geoff Harrison, who played a key role in the integration of Eversheds in 2000 and Natalie Rodgers, a marketing consultant and former DLA Piper lawyer, who has specialised in working with barristers’ chambers for over 10 years. In addition, Chambers has appointed Jenny Hatfield as Financial Director.

Parklane Plowden said that the changes would enable barristers and clerks to work with increased efficiency by freeing them of the administrative tasks that did not enhance the “solicitor-client experience”. The change will also pave the way for exploring new avenues of work including ABS arrangements and block contracting.

Head of chambers Andrew Axon explained that the set had a clear strategy for growth and that its new structure would allow it to focus on “quality in everything we do”.