LORRAINE CHERRINGTON - My journey to Cherrington Consulting
A career of over 30 years in the legal services sector, has provided valuable insight into how professional practices work, from practice management, fee earning, secretarial and business development. During my earlier career, I worked at some of the UK's leading law practices including Addleshaw Goddard, DLA Piper and Hammonds (or Squire Sanders as they are now), together with a number of medium and smaller practices in Leeds and London. A short time in the financial services industry enabled me to gain financial planning certificate qualifications and direct sales experience.
Working with the Managing Partner at Addleshaw Booth & Co and his central management team a year into their merger, initiated my interest in practice management and shaped my future roles in this area, before moving onto Chadwick Lawrence, Ramsdens and more recently John Gaunt & Partners, a niche licensing practice.
During this time, I have handled many projects, including office moves, mergers, implementing quality systems (Lexcel and Investors in People), IT and communication systems, websites, rebranding - to name but a few.
Time off? For me this is...
Exploring new places, spending time in Spain and enjoying the culture - and weather!
A chilled glass of Rueda Verdejo or Cava.