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Switalskis group welcomes head of IT

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September 7, 2022 | By Marketing Team |

September 7, 2022 | By Marketing Team |

Yorkshire law firm the Switalskis group has recruited senior IT professional Nigel Stott into a new head of IT role.

Following a period of significant growth and investment that saw Atherton Godfrey and Pryers become part of the Switalskis group in 2021, Nigel is the third head of department to join the growing law firm in recent months. Gaynor Appleyard and Julie Guest arrived as head of marketing and business development and head of people, respectively.

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Switalskis group head of IT Nigel Stott with Managing Director John Durkan

As head of IT, Nigel will provide Switalskis’ legal teams with world class technology and support. This will include including leading the ongoing evolution of the firm’s in-house case management system, enabling the legal team to focus on client service.

Nigel brings a wealth of legal technology experience to Switalskis, having spent two decades leading IT teams in law firms across the region. He has also worked with legal technology providers and, most recently, as a consultant at independent IT consultancy Baskerville Drummond.

Says Nigel: “I join Switalskis as it continues a phase of transformation, where technology will play an important role in the future growth of the business. This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a challenging environment within a forward-thinking firm that has a strong reputation in the market. The existing in-house IT team has extensive experience and I’m really looking forward to working with them.”

John Durkan, Switalskis group managing director, adds: “Nigel has seen life from both sides of the fence, having worked within law firms and as a consultant advising on IT strategy and infrastructure projects. As a result, he has a well-rounded picture of the IT requirements and priorities of law firms,

and how to move technology projects forward in a way that works for everyone involved. We’re excited to see the impact Nigel’s new role will have on the business in the coming months.”

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