PwC has hired Claire Hirst as a director to join its new law legal practice.

Claire’s appointment further strengthens the firm’s existing managed legal services capability, which supports large in house legal teams manage high volume activity such as day to day contracting and large contract review projects using legal expertise, lawtech and scalable process.

Claire joins PwC from Axiom, where she was a senior manager in the managed legal services team and helped to build their Belfast Centre of Excellence.

At PwC Claire will work closely with partners Andrew Giverin and Jason McQuillen to meet the increasing demand for the firm’s Managed Legal Services offering. Her appointment underlines PwC’s commitment to investing in its rapidly expanding New Law capabilities, which enable large in house legal teams to improve operational efficiency and better meet increasing business demand.

Claire Hirst said: ’PwC is doing incredibly innovative work in this space to solve the challenges facing large in-house legal teams. I look forward to adding to the creativity and expertise of the team to help clients work more effectively.’

Jason McQuillen, co-head of PwC’s new law capability said: ’I am delighted to welcome Claire to our legal team as we continue to build the strength and depth of our new law capability in response to growing demand. Claire’s expertise in managed legal services will add value to our clients as they transform their in-house legal functions.’