LAWYERS ON DEMAND

Company overview

Lawyers on Demand (LOD) is one of the largest and fastest growing flexible legal services businesses with ten offices around the globe, over 600 lawyers and consultants, and more than 500 corporate and law firm clients.

Over the past ten years, the business has transformed the way in which lawyers, consultants and legal teams operate, winning numerous awards along the way for creating different, smarter ways of working.

Brief 

Shortly after Bowmark Capital completed their investment into LOD, Partner Tom Shelford approached Directorbank’s Simon Thomas to identify a proven CFO with experience in Business Services to support their growth plans.

Key to the appointment was a track record in taking a formerly privately-owned business through the changes required by a mid-market PE house; experience of operating on an international basis to build scale and structure; and the ability to fit culturally into a well-established, entrepreneurial business.

Process

Working closely with both Bowmark – a long standing client of Directorbank’s – and Tom Hartley, CEO at LOD, Simon quickly identified three potential candidates from the Directorbank network, all of whom were presented after informal referencing and interview.

Andy Lennon was identified as the preferred candidate and following further interviews with the executive team, Andy was appointed CFO in late August 2018.

Result

Andy is a qualified accountant with an earlier career in financial services and IT. He was later Regional CFO for Zodiak Media Group based in the US and involved in a number of transactions.
 
Returning to the UK, Andy was appointed to the Dunedin-backed Blackrock, a professional services business offering expert witness and mitigation services within the construction sector. During his tenure he helped transform the firm from a boutique practice into a forensic consulting business with real critical mass, capable of handling the largest and most complex projects around the world. Revenues almost doubled from £16m to £30m and the number of consultants doubled.