Liverpool-based law firm CEL Solicitors has appointed Andy London as head of legal standards and compliance officer for legal practice.

London will ensure that relevant structures and procedures are in place as the company continues to grow. Focusing on maintaining high standards and helping to drive staff development, he will also work closely with staff to share his skills and support them in achieving their career goals.

London, who has previously worked at Hill Dickinson and Keoghs, commented: 'I qualified as a solicitor fairly late on in my career, after many years of working as a paralegal and a claims handler, but I firmly believe that the route into the industry – or indeed the timing – should not matter when it comes to being an excellent legal professional.

'I was drawn to CEL Solicitors because of its very different approach to training and its ‘non-traditional’ culture – there aren’t many law firms with bars and think swings in the office!

'I’m incredibly passionate about offering the right level of support and training in the workplace, something that the firm’s directors had in common with me. It’s vital to teach people how to do a job – and do it well.'

Civil litigation specialist CEL Solicitors focuses on claims relating to housing disrepair, Japanese knotweed, data breach, financial mis-selling, fraud prevention, and business interruption.

Owner and director Jessica Hampson added: 'During the last four years, we’ve grown exponentially and we’re not slowing down any time soon, so Andy’s role is essential to ensure that, as we get bigger, we maintain our exceptionally high standards right across the company.

'Our People Before Profits ethos is non-negotiable and is something that we will remain intact regardless of how much more office space we take or people we recruit.

'Andy’s passion for developing fresh talent is infectious and was something that we were instantly drawn to – we can’t wait to see how he takes forward our team.'


Pictured above: Andy London in the CEL Solicitors office