PwC has appointed Ed Stacey as the firm’s new head of legal services.

Ed has worked in PwC’s legal services business since 2009 and headed its employment law practice since 2012. He will be responsible for leading PwC’s multi-disciplinary legal service which launched last year, and continue to lead the employment law team. As head of employment law, Ed has played a key role advising firms on their gender pay gap reporting requirements.

Ed has over 20 years experience in legal services. Before joining PwC he was a solicitor at the Royal Bank of Scotland. He studied law at Exeter University before training as a solicitor at CMS Cameron McKenna.

Ed takes over from Shirley Brookes who has been head of legal services since 2013. Shirley remains a partner in legal services and will focus on supporting some of the firm’s largest clients.

Commenting on his appointment, Ed Stacey, head of legal services at PwC, said: ’I’m delighted to be asked to lead our growing multi-disciplinary legal service. We have seen exceptional growth across our business in recent years and I am looking forward to leading the next phase of our growth plans. Our aim remains to focus on those areas that complement the services PwC provides more broadly to give our clients holistic, innovative business solutions to their issues.

’We will remain committed to building a diverse, national team of lawyers with opportunities to achieve flexibility for both them and our clients in how we deliver our services.’