Law firm Lodders has welcomed people and culture director Grace Walton and IT director James Hamilton to its management board.


Grace Walton and James Hamilton

HR specialist Walton will lead and coordinate the delivery of the firm’s strategic and operational HR function, people initiatives, and talent management activities, as well as growing the HR team. She has worked in-house at law firms since 2017.

Hamilton will deliver a technology strategy that is aligned with Lodders’ overall business aims and lead a high-performing IT team. He joins from Wright Hassall LLP where he worked for over 16 years.

Walton commented: 'I am delighted to be joining Lodders at what is an exciting phase in the firm’s growth and development. HR has always felt like a natural fit for me – it is a privilege to be able to problem-solve and help people be the very best they can be. As People and Culture Director at Lodders, I will nurture a strong company culture and ensure this is consistent across all our offices, providing an environment where our people can develop and thrive.'

Hamilton added: 'I was attracted to Lodders’ approach to IT service delivery, as well as its team and technologies, which present fresh opportunities to develop and improve. Lodders is a business that clearly cares about its people and clients and is always looking to evolve. Implementing relevant emerging technologies, such as machine learning and artificial intelligence, will ensure the business is on a contemporary journey, with technology at its heart.'

Lodders, founded more than 240 years ago, has offices in Stratford upon Avon, Birmingham, Cheltenham, and Henley in Arden.