Former head of Bevan Brittan’s Bristol office joins Gregg Latchams to lead its business consultancy arm

April 13, 2018
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Bristol and London law firm Gregg Latchams has appointed former Bevan Brittan partner Charles Metherell as managing director of its GL Business Consultancy arm.

Charles, pictured, brings with him expertise in turnaround and intervention consultancy, corporate re-structuring and strategic planning. 

He qualified as a solicitor in 1985 and spent 25 years in private practice, including 16 years at Bevan Brittan (formerly Bevan Ashford), where he served as partner, head of commercial practice group and head of its Bristol office.

He also worked in South West firm Michelmores’ London office and as managing director at professional compliance, risk and regulatory consultancy The Corre Partnership in the City.

Prior to joining Gregg Latchams he ran his own legal management consultancy business, where he undertook interim CEO/COO roles as well as specific project work.

He is a member of the Institute for Turnaround and is a specialist in turnaround, change management, business recovery and restructuring. Much of his time has been spent working with clients on improving process and financial performance and managing change initiatives.

He said: “My instincts tell me that the Gregg Latchams Business Consultancy are on the right track. They are innovative, working closely with clients to align ourselves to their strategic goals. I am excited to steer the team towards this shared vision of delivering outstanding commercial support across many sectors.”

He is already helping two large firms on GDPR-related matters and will be working closely with commercial director Paul Hardman on growth and funding, succession planning, mergers and acquisitions and change management. 

Paul added: “This a strategic appointment for us to further the central goal of Gregg Latchams: to work closely with our clients to deliver strategic support that is vital for their own success.

“Charles is a tremendous acquisition for us in terms of his skill and prestige, growing our relationship-driven approach to understanding our clients’ needs, and utilising the law to fulfil them.”

GL Business Consultancy operates as a company within Gregg Latchams with direct access to the legal and financial expertise of Gregg Latchams Solicitors and sister company GL Integrity Financial Planning.

This gives it the ability to draw on internal and external expertise and sector specific knowledge to benefit businesses across all types of industries.

It provides consultancy for every stage of the business lifecycle – from putting plans in place to deliver, to creating viable business growth.

 

 

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