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Crediton Practice Manager appointed as Vice Chair of national Institute

Sue Williams, Practice Manager of QualitySolicitors Charlesworth Nicholl has been appointed as the Vice Chair of the Institute of Legal Finance and Management.

Sue travelled to London last week for the AGM and Conference of the Institute of Legal Finance and Management (ILFM).  She has served on the Executive Council of the Institute for some years and was appointed as Vice Chair of the Institute at the AGM last week, with a view to taking the Chair this time next year.

The ILFM is a not for profit education and membership body for legal accounting professionals. It has over 35 years of serving the legal profession and assists over 2,000 members every year.  Whilst its foundation is in legal accounting, many members have more diverse roles which sees them taking responsibility for all areas of practice management.  The ILFM offer Diploma and Associate level correspondence courses as well as a Fellowship qualification and also put on a programme of one day seminars.  It also has the opportunity to feed into proposed changes by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority, particularly in respect of the Solicitors’ Accounts Rules.

Sue said “I have enjoyed my involvement with the ILFM over the last few years and am passionate about the advantage of having qualified legal finance professionals in law firms.  I am looking forward to the challenge of taking the role of Vice Chair of the ILFM.  There are some new developments and changes in the pipeline which will drive the Institute forward in a number of areas, so it is an exciting time to be taking a leading role in the ILFM.  I am also grateful to Charlesworth Nicholl for supporting me in this opportunity and for their understanding that this role will take a little more of my time!”

Chris Nicholl, senior partner of QualitySolicitors Charlesworth Nicholl said “We encourage our staff to be involved in the wider community as well as in professional organisations.  We congratulate Sue on her appointment as Vice Chair of the ILFM.”


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