Lawrence has a background in management consultancy having started his career at BOC in Manchester before moving to a retail consultancy role with Woolworths in Swindon and then onto Abbey National to head up its internal consultancy team in Milton Keynes.

He has held a number of positions in Abbey relating to strategic process improvement and change programmes. In his last position with Abbey, before joining Paul Gilbert at LBC, he was Head of Legal Practice Management with responsibility for resource planning, technology implementation, staff and legal supplier management and development.

Lawrence is a Chartered Banker and has an MBA in Legal Practice Management from Nottingham Law School. Lawrence is also a recognition panel member for Investors in People UK.