Lawyers On Demand‘s (LOD) practice development director Tim Bratton is to return to in-house after three years at the contract lawyering business, taking up a role as Euromoney Institutional Investor general counsel and company secretary.
Bratton joined LOD in 2013 to develop and grow LOD’s services a year after the business spun away from Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) to become a separate BLP group company.
Before his stint with the legal services contractor, Bratton served as the Financial Times’ general counsel for ten years after joining the media company in 2002 as a legal adviser. It was a natural move for Bratton who trained and qualified at legacy Denton Wilde Sapte as part of the firm’s media and technology team.
He joins the FTSE 250-listed business publisher, which posted revenues of £403.4m in 2015, and owns more than 70 brands.
Bratton told Legal Business: ‘After three fantastic years leading the client team at LOD, I’ve decided to go back to my in-house roots and am delighted to be joining Euromoney Institutional Investor.’
‘I’m very proud of everything we have achieved at LOD during that time and believe we have established LOD as the ‘go to’ provider of flexible legal services. I look forward to continuing to be a friend of the business in the future.’
LOD managing director Tom Hartley described Bratton’s move as an ‘excellent opportunity’ and said LOD wish him every success in his new role.
Other recent in-house moves include UK-based electronics business Dialight appointing its first general counsel (GC), bringing in Chris Fussell from business process and technology services provider Xchanging. Meanwhile, accounting systems developer Sage has confirmed Vicki Bradin as its new general counsel, moving from financial services company Misys.