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asb law LLP Appoints Former Legal Director

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asb law LLP appoints former legal director at the Football Association to strengthen legal management consultancy

Innovative legal and consultancy firm, asb law LLP, is pleased to announce the appointment of Alistair Maclean, the Football Association's former Group Legal Director and Company Secretary of eleven years.

Alistair joins asb law’s legal management consultancy, asb consult, a dedicated service designed to support general counsel in transforming their operations to deliver additional value across the business.

Alistair, whose broad skillset encompasses commercial, litigation and corporate law, joins a dedicated team of experienced lawyers, transformation specialists and legal management consultants who have been working with in-house legal teams to align the activities of internal and external advisers, processes and technologies to the strategic goals of their business, while driving efficiencies and enhancing the team’s performance.

The asb consult team, led by asb law partner and Head of Corporate Counsel Support, Lyndsey Ratcliffe, consists of: lawyer and legal operations specialist, Clarissa de Jager, whose experience spans over 20 years in both corporate and private practice; business transformation specialist, Darren Mee and asb’s managing partner and legal service transformation advocate, Andrew Clinton.

Commenting on his appointment, Alistair said: "Today’s GCs are dealing with greater pressures and need a broad range of skills to demonstrate value to their business. I'm impressed by asb's innovative approach to meeting the genuine needs of those that have the challenging task of managing the in house legal function. I am delighted to be joining the team and look forward to supporting the development of the legal management consultancy."

asb law has been applying creative techniques and methodologies in delivering legal services for several years and its efforts have been recognised recently by industry commentators: Andrew Clinton featured in the management category of this year’s The Lawyer Hot 100 list, and the firm’s commitment to innovation was noted with a nomination in the Managing Partner Forum Awards (yet to be announced).

Managing Partner, Andrew Clinton said: "We are thrilled that Alistair has chosen to join us. With a wealth of experience and practical insight into the evolution of the legal function, Alistair also has a genuine understanding of the role and challenges facing today’s general counsel.

"As a leading innovator within the legal sector, and in line with our mission of being the law firm clients would design, the development of our legal management consultancy service, asb consult, was the next logical step for us. We’ve been sharing our own experiences of business transformation for several years now and have already supported general counsel from household brands in transforming their legal functions – with a dedicated team of acknowledged industry professionals we can take advantage of collective extensive first-hand experience to enhance our service."

Author:asb law LLP