Cardiff based next generation law firm Carbon Law Partners (CLP) has announced that Linda Bridge has been appointed as Head of Business Growth. Linda will be leading Carbon’s newly created Business Growth Division following a phase of strong growth for the firm over the last 12 months.
CLP’s Business Growth Division will encompass talent and client acquisition, as well as brand and communications. Linda will be responsible for spearheading the firm’s next phase of expansion – as it looks both to attract experienced, entrepreneurial lawyers and grow further its developing client base. The focus for growth is not simply a numbers game based on more lawyers joining. Growth is expected from the focus on developing Partner productivity, increasing Partner numbers and welcoming teams and boutiques to CLP's platform, while deepening client relationships and extending service lines.
Founded in 2014 by Michael Burne, Carbon offers its lawyers, referred to as Partners, a different way of working from a traditional law firm. Through an innovative platform, Carbon enables its lawyers to have flexibility in their work and encourages them to take ownership of their own practices. This includes the prospect of sharing in the future financial success of the business.
Since joining the entrepreneurial commercial law firm in 2016 as Head of Talent, Linda has worked closely with Michael to create the conditions for “exceptional people to flourish” at Carbon. Their success has led to an expansion in her remit, as the firm looks to continue to accelerate.
Linda has over twenty years’ experience in the HR and resourcing space. Before joining Carbon she has managed business and talent teams for market-leading brands such as The Arcadia Group, House of Fraser and Amazon.
Michael Burne, Chief Executive and Founder of Carbon Law Partners, comments:
“Linda has been a key part of Carbon’s success since she joined us. We are pleased to announce her appointment to this important position as the firm moves to the next stage of its growth.
“Carbon is aimed at ambitious lawyers who are client-focused and want the freedom and flexibility of running their own business as part of the Carbon community; with 24/7 support via our innovative resources platform, training and development and strong cross-practice collaboration amongst our lawyers.
“The new Business Growth Division is a key focus area of our strategy to attract the best lawyers and clients who wish to benefit from the Carbon business model.”
Linda Bridge commented:
“I am delighted to be leading this new division as Head of Business Growth, and am relishing the challenge of helping Carbon progress to the next chapter. I’m looking forward to working closely with potential new Carbon Partners, as well as liaising directly with clients and prospects to showcase how Carbon can answer their legal needs. ”