Stewart Chippindale appointed Director of Legal Operations

Linklaters has today appointed Stewart Chippindale as Director of Legal Operations.

The newly-created role and function, has been designed to drive greater collaboration across the firm and ensure that Linklaters collective firepower is focussed on providing the best possible service to clients. The function incorporates Business Improvement, alumni and contract resourcing (including Re:link), Innovation & Efficiency, Knowledge & Learning, and Divisional Business Management.

Stewart, who has been COO Asia since July 2013, brings over 20 years’ experience of driving strategy, delivering change and leading multi-disciplinary teams in law firms in the UK, Continental Europe and Asia.

Gideon Moore, Firmwide Managing Partner, said:

“Clients are increasingly demanding a wider set of services from their trusted legal advisors and expect each of these to be delivered with the same level of exceptional quality as our legal advice. Our new Legal Operations functions allows us to drive greater cohesion and best in class service in the way in which these complementary offerings are delivered to the firm’s clients.

“Stewart’s experience and leadership in Asia has been central to the region’s very strong growth over the last five years and I am excited to be working alongside to him to deliver this important element of our strategy.”