Cripps continues to invest in growth

17 May, 2021
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish

Cripps Pemberton Greenish has announced two key appointments into its leadership team as it continues to invest in its growth strategy.

Lee Jones joins the firm in a newly created role as Head of Digital. Previously at leading City and International firm Herbert Smith Freehills, Lee brings a wealth of experience delivering digital projects. He will be focused on delivering digital solutions to enable the firm to provide a more efficient client experience. 

Lee commented: “Cripps is doing some really exciting things re-imagining the future of legal services for their clients. I’m looking forward to seeing how we can apply tech across the client journey to ensure they are getting the best possible experience and we’re creating meaningful efficiencies for the business and our clients.”

Craig McMurrough has been appointed as Chief People Officer. With over 20 years’ experience in leadership Craig joins from Capita, where he has been a Director of Transformation & Change for the last six years.  His role will involve developing the firm’s people strategy which includes recruitment, career progression and culture.

Craig said: “The legal industry is going through huge change and I am excited to be joining Cripps to help them through that transformation. As part of my role I will be building on our strong culture, and articulating and celebrating Cripps as a great place to work and develop careers both legal and non-legal. My primary focus is on bringing our people together to share a common purpose.”

Managing partner, Gavin Tyler said: “We are thrilled to welcome Lee and Craig to Cripps. They join us at a very exciting time as the world starts to take a fresh look at how we do business, engage with one another and build back better. Their appointments, along with the promotions announced earlier this month, reflect the investment we are making in our business to continue to evolve as a modern law firm of excellence for our clients and our people.”

Cripps recently announced 25 promotions across its legal and business support teams which took effect on 1 May. This included two new partners, Beth Myers (real estate) and Rachel Smith (Director of business development and marketing).