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New senior management team at Atkin Chambers pushes strategy forward

20th Oct 2016

Atkin Chambers announces two senior appointments to a newly-formed senior management team: Emily Morris and Julie Demeritt will play a key role in the set’s new three-year strategy to underline chambers’ market lead in the litigation of UK construction and global infrastructure projects, working closely with CEO Fay Gillott and senior clerk Justin Wilson.

Emily joins Atkin in the newly-created role of head of marketing. She has more than 25 years’ experience in senior marketing and business development roles in-house in professional and financial firms, following a successful career in corporate and financial PR, including at board level. She is known for her skill in blending sound strategic thinking with excellence in programme management and delivery, which will be key in driving Atkin’s new strategy forward.

Julie also joins this month, in another newly created role: senior practice manager. A qualified barrister, she is also a former senior research scientist for a large pharmaceutical company. More recently, she was Policy Analyst at the General Council of the Bar and joins Atkin directly from the Bar Standards Board where she was policy manager in professional standards. She also has a strong business development background, as this discipline has always played a significant part of her policy-making roles.

CEO Fay Gillott said: “I’m delighted with the complexion of our new senior management team: the four of us have very complementary skill-sets and I’m very much looking forward to working together to drive our new three-year strategy forward.”

Head of Chambers Andrew White QC said: “This is an excellent team to be driving the business of chambers forward. Between Justin’s deep-rooted experience of how chambers best engages with its marketplaces, and the new perspectives that Fay, Emily and Julie will bring as more recent joiners, we have the perfect balance to ensure our bold ambitions for the future are built on firm foundations.”

The establishment of the new Senior Management Team follow’s Fay’s appointment as CEO a year ago, and her strategic plan for this successful set’s future.

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