Global law firm Ashurst has appointed partner Hilary Goodier as co-division head of Ashurst Advance, the firm’s global NewLaw division.
Goodier will join Chris Georgiou as co-division head and will join the firm’s global Executive Team from 1 November 2021.
With experience spanning law, technology and operations, Goodier specialises in delivering innovative and technology-enabled legal solutions for clients and is a “key driver” of the firm’s NewLaw transformation.
Ashurst Advance was launched in 2016, servicing Ashurst’s global client base from its innovative global delivery hubs in Glasgow and Brisbane.
Ashurst Advance provides services across the full suite of NewLaw products and services including Advanced Delivery, Legal Managed Services, Digital, Legal Operations and Flexible Resourcing.
The Ashurst executive team is led by Global CEO Paul Jenkins and is comprised of the heads of the firm’s five divisions, Corporate, Finance Funds and Restructuring, Projects and Real Estate, Strategic Advisory and Ashurst Advance, as well as the firm’s regional heads for APAC and EMEA and global business services leaders.
Paul Jenkins, Ashurst’s global chief executive officer, said: “Since joining the firm in 2020 Hilary has made a significant contribution to the operational leadership and profile of Ashurst Advance, contributing strongly to its growth globally. Over the last 12 months, Ashurst Advance’s revenue has grown by over 50%.
“Hilary’s appointment reinforces Ashurst’s commitment to being a leader and innovator in legal services delivery, and having divisional heads with aligned visions in EMEA and APAC will enable to us take advantage of the growth opportunities in those regions, and allow us to focus on delivering the best legal services innovations for clients.”
Hilary said: “I am delighted to have been appointed co-division head of Ashurst Advance alongside Chris Georgiou, and to be invited by Paul Jenkins to join the Executive Team.
“Ashurst Advance is increasingly becoming a powerful differentiator for the firm, and our full suite of market leading NewLaw offerings means that we are uniquely positioned to meet client demand for legal excellence delivered flexibly and efficiently.”
She added: “On a personal level, I am looking forward to working with such a progressive and inspiring executive team and delivering on the firm’s vision to be the most progressive global law firm.”