Shirley Woolham appointed CEO at Minster Law

Minster Law has appointed Shirley Woolham as CEO. She takes up her new role at the Yorkshire-based law firm in July.

Her appointment follows Michael Warren’s decision to take up a new role outside of the legal services sector, although he will remain with Minster Law as a non-executive director.

Woolham, who is currently chief operating officer, said: “I am thrilled to be appointed CEO at a time of major changes in the claimant sector, thanks to government reforms, the onset of new technology and changes to how we need to service our clients’ needs.”

“Working alongside Michael, we have already begun to re-shape the business into a technology-led provider of legal services. Although these are challenging times for law firms, I am convinced that we will be well-placed to succeed in the online world that is rapidly emerging.”

Ian Leech, chairman of Minster Law, commented: “I want to thank Michael for his contribution to the business since he joined the firm in 2014, and I am delighted to welcome him to his new non-executive role.”

“Shirley was the unanimous choice as Michael’s successor, and I very much look forward to working with her as CEO. Minster Law has a clear strategy to become a technology-focused legal services business that dominates in its chosen markets, and as a key stakeholder in creating that strategy, Shirley is the best possible person to execute it.”

Warren said: “I am delighted to be able to continue playing my part in Minister Law’s future, as a non-executive director, and I wish Shirley and the team every future success.”