Alan has over 20 years experience in running businesses as diverse as pharmaceuticals and satellite communications. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Company Secretaries and before joining the firm was group company secretary of a FTSE 250 PLC based in the South.
Alan is responsible for the main administration functions of the firm and he is committed to the firm being run on a best practice basis.
He chairs the firm’s Quality and Risk Management and Environmental Committees and works with the partners on formulating the firms strategy and business plans.
I have worked many years with Alan and always found him extremely professional, approachable and full of integrity. Alan is, conscientious and a tough but fair negotiator with a lot of attention to detail and we have considered ourselves privileged to have worked with him and Paris Smith. Alan and his staff have always been friendly and efficient and I never have any hesitation in recommending Alan and Paris Smith to my friends, colleagues and clients
- Ian Stewart, Director – Copyrite
Alan is knowledgeable and thoughtful about the issues around law firm practice management, and a worthy role model for others to listen to. We’ve asked Alan to speak and contribute at our Legal Practice Management conference every year since its inception, and his contributions have been invaluable. We’ve held up Alan’s efforts to increase cost-effective and more efficient IT at Paris Smith as an example of how to think more commercially about costs in tomorrow’s firm.
- Rupert Collins-White, Head of Content and Community