To help your in-house legal teams be the best they can be, you need to know they’re in good hands. 

A who’s who of the Client Development Centre:

Meet our CDC partners

The CDC flexible delivery model employs a network of leadership professionals. With huge experience in the legal sector, these top consultants have been chosen to best complement our in-house capability.

Andrew Pawley

Andrew is an experienced management consultant, facilitator and coach. He specialises in delivering leadership programmes designed to increase levels of performance and engagement.

Focusing extensively on the legal sector, he has worked for the CDC for over 10 years supporting the development of many of our clients’ in-house teams and acting as a sounding board to a number of FTSE-100 Group GCs. He was heavily involved in the development of our Value Dynamics toolkit and, building on this research, is one of the lead facilitators on our award-winning Future Leaders Programme in the UK and GC Forums delivered in the GCC and Africa.

Before focusing on the legal sector, Andrew was Partner responsible for Professional development at Andersen across its EMEA region and for Partner Development globally. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and has an MBA from London Business School.

Jeremy Franks

Jeremy is an experienced consultant working across a variety of sectors.  His focus is in helping organisations, teams and individuals create high performance cultures.  

Jeremy has been working in consulting for many years and enjoys building long-term relationships with clients.  These are drawn from professional and financial services as well as other corporates (mostly FTSE 100 and FTSE 250).  He also works for a small number of not-for-profit organisations.  He works with many different law firms and in the last few years has built his experience within in-house legal.  He’s been co-leading the Future Leaders programme, sponsored by Addleshaw Goddard, since its inception some years ago.

He began his career some years ago with PwC, first as a chartered accountant and tax adviser and latterly as their HR Director in the UK.  Before becoming an independent consultant, he led HR for Deloitte’s consulting business, in EMEA and globally.

Louise Fleming

Louise has extensive business management experience working in and with professional and financial services firms and her consulting work draws on her experience in implementing business change by aligning the client relationship with performance, financial, and risk management. Louise previously worked for Barclays where she held a number of key leadership positions. Louise is a chartered accountant and has worked as a risk consultant for both Andersen and Deloitte.

Judith Hardy

Judith’s particular areas of expertise include aligning performance with business strategy and focusing on high performance, coaching, reward and recognition. Before joining Aretai Judith was HR Director of Addleshaw Goddard for nine years and a member of the firm’s Executive Team. For ten years prior to entering the legal sector Judith was HR director for Andersen in the UK and also spent two years in Prague as HR director for Andersen in Central and Eastern Europe.