James Legal appoints new managing director

James Legal appoints new managing director

James Legal has appointed Simon Young as its new managing director.

He will lead James Legal with his fellow directors and the law firm’s founder and chief executive, Nick Miller.

Young (pictured), who specialises in commercial litigation, said: “I feel hugely fortunate to have this opportunity. It’s a huge privilege that Nick has seen in me the qualities needed to help take the business forward.”

“Nick is an amazing person, who has built something genuinely special in James Legal, and cares tremendously about the firm and all of the individuals within it. He has provided me with incredible support and guidance as I’ve gradually grown my responsibilities in recent years, culminating in my promotion to the role of managing director.”

He added: “I am really looking forward to working closely with my fellow directors, Cheryl Leaning and Kelly Bannister, who have both been amazing colleagues during what has been a very challenging, yet rewarding, year.”

Young takes over as managing director after James Legal experienced its most successful year yet, despite the Covid-19 pandemic.

James Legal has grown tenfold since its launch over a decade ago, including opening a second office in Beverley to complement its original Hull site.

Miller explained that he felt it was time for him to make this appointment in order to commence the next phase of James Legal’s evolution. 

He said: “There has never been such a huge amount of opportunity for James Legal as lies ahead of it now, and seizing that will require the entire team moving together in the same direction.”

“I’m proud to say that we have an excellent team of directors, who are all immensely committed to the firm’s cause. I am particularly excited to see Simon has proved himself immensely capable, particular during the unprecedented circumstances of the past 12 months.”

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