Hudgell and Langleys appoint new chief executives

Hudgell and Langleys appoint new chief executives

Yorkshire-based Hudgell and Langleys have each appointed a new chief executive to lead the respective legal businesses.

Rachel Di Clemente has joined Hull- and Leeds-based Hudgell Solicitors from Minster Law, to take over as chief executive from Amanda Stevens and run the firm’s core business activities.

Di Clemente, who has also taken on the role of compliance officer for legal practice, is charged with building on Hudgell’s current reputation for excellent client care.

Chief executive since 2017, Stevens has moved to London to focus on developing Hudgells’s position in the south, where she has recruited a team of respected lawyers over the past three years.

Under her leadership, Hudgell has successfully expanded into new specialist work areas including travel and abuse, and has been fast developing a reputation as one of the leading legal service providers for civil liberties and inquest representation.

Commenting on her appointment as the firm’s new chief executive, Di Clemente said: “I’m honoured to have been given this opportunity to take on the role of Chief Executive at Hudgell Solicitors and lead its direction at such a pivotal time.”

“To join a firm that shares my vision of how its legal services need to evolve to continue to be the best for its clients, and to have the opportunity to help translate that vision into a reality, is an absolute privilege.”

“Hudgells has already taken some important steps to future proof its business, including diversification of services and the implementation of progressive workplace solutions.”

“I believe that the days of ‘bigger is better’ have passed us by and there is an exciting future for unblinkered firms who are able to predict bespoke products that address what its clients really need creating new innovative ways to service them.”

Langleys Solicitors, meanwhile, has appointed Des Mannion as its first chief executive officer.

Mannion will work alongside new managing partner Tim Cross, who took on the role at the beginning of March, with responsibility for the overall direction and management of the law firm, which has offices in York and Lincoln.

The new Langleys chief executive officer plans to continue the work carried out by the firm’s leadership to build an increasingly profitable and sustainable business with people at its heart.

Mannion, who was previously chief executive at Wilkin Chapman, “has a great reputation for leadership and has achieved brilliant things in his career to date,” according to Cross.

He said: “We’re pleased to have brought someone new into the fold, with a different skill set that can bolster the existing leadership team. Langleys is an ambitious firm with big aspirations and appointing Des is another step towards achieving those objectives.”

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