Chief Operating Officer
"I believe people are at the heart of every firm, I am focussed on ensuring thar our people enjoy what they do and have the necessary tools available to be their best selves for their clients".
Areas of Expertise
Johnny joined Lawrence Stephens as COO in September 2022 and has over 30 years experience in the legal industry having held senior roles in Allen & Overy and Bird & Bird.
With over thirty years experience in the legal industry, Johnny is dedicated to ensuring our clients are provided with the best service through the effectiveness of our people and processes.
Having qualified in 1992, Johnny spent ten years as a lawyer advising on employment and litigation, in private practice and in-house. He moved into firm management to get closer to decision-making. Johnny has spent the last twenty years better understanding the motivation of people in various types of firms in HR, Project management and COO roles. This has helped Johnny guide firms and the people in them to do their best work for their clients.
Johnny is involved in a number of charities focusing on education and career opportunities in the City and locally; though he claims to spend more time watching rugby and ‘tasting’ wine. “I try and enjoy running and cycling as well as removing motor oil from beneath my fingernails before the beginning of each week”.