Financial Director Joins Chadwick Lawrence Team

May 2018

Financial Director Joins Chadwick Lawrence Team

Chadwick Lawrence Solicitors have confirmed the appointment of a new Finance Director, who has joined the business on a permanent basis as of May 2018.

Having previously worked with the legal firm on a consultant basis, Jon Oliver has been a strong presence at Chadwick Lawrence since May 2016 when he first began working with the firm.

Initially, he was tasked with completely revamping Chadwick Lawrence’s finance function to support the firm’s growth strategy. Jon immediately set about creating a brand new credit control function, running financial workshops for fee earners, and introducing more appropriate KPIs to support solid economic foundations and growth targets, outlined by the Partners of the firm.

Chadwick Lawrence set out a 5 year growth plan in April 2014, which they have managed to achieve over a year ahead of target.  They have recently set a further 5 year strategy to continue the growth of the legal practice and help to deliver their vision to be the best legal practice in West Yorkshire.

Neil Wilson, Managing Partner of Chadwick Lawrence, commented “Jon’s commitment to the firm on a permanent basis is great news for us. It shows he has faith in the future direction of the firm and demonstrates the benefits of creating a first class people culture that he wants to be a part of.

“Jon and I work very closely together and I am pleased to know I have his support and expertise alongside me.”

Jon Oliver commented “We have made great progress on the finance front in the last two years, and have created a first class finance team who enjoy supporting the rest of the business.

“Cash collection is excellent, WIP and debtor days have improved significantly such that we have seen lock up reduce by in excess of 100 days and the firm’s debt structure improve significantly.”

Chadwick Lawrence are well on their way to delivering their vision of becoming one of the most successful legal practices in the Yorkshire area, and recognise that it is the hard work of all colleagues across their seven offices, who have bought into the vision and culture of the firm, ultimately making it a fantastic place to work.