AG has announced the strategic appointment of Elliot White, who joins the firm's award winning Innovation & Legal Technology team (ILT) as Head of Operations.
Joining from HighQ from Thomson Reuters, where he was previously Director of Product Operations, Elliot's role will see him work alongside the team's head Kerry Westland, to further develop its strategy, focusing on the future growth and scale of the team and looking at further embedding process to client centric solutions.
Kerry Westland, Partner and Head of Innovation & Legal Technology stated: "Elliot's appointment will enable us to scale and grow in everything that we do. It demonstrates the continued investment we are making in our focus on innovation and ensuring our services are client shaped. His experience at HighQ and the growth they encountered will really assist us in our plans going forward to continue to add value to clients in this space."
Alongside Elliot's hire, the ILT team has also appointed two senior legal technologists and a further 6 legal technologists, giving the firm one of the largest legal technology teams in the market - at 36 strong.
Coupled with this the firm has also announced a significant £4m investment into the team, allowing it to significantly scale and continue to develop its offerings and client solutions.
The ILT which has gone from strength-to-strength over the past seven years, continues to break new ground not only developing an array of bespoke products and solutions, that help clients to manage large scale projects as well as overcome the daily challenges they face, but also continues to appoint those from a non-traditional legal background as a way of bringing in a myriad of new skills and backgrounds – to better develop the offering our clients and the firm receives.
Speaking on his appointment Elliot commented:" I realise that innovation isn’t a new topic anymore and it has become something that clients expect. With that in mind, I have seen that Addleshaw Goddard have embraced this and are committed to the ILT Team, continuing to invest and grow it since its inception.
I’ve also worked with AG directly for a number of years and have seen their first class approach to innovation and delivering value for their clients. We had the same approach at HighQ, and it felt like the perfect fit to continue to work in these areas that I am passionate about. They are a very talented group and I’m excited to begin working with them."