History of The Legal Director
The Legal Director (TLD) was formed by John Burchill and Ed Simpson who brought their respective legal businesses together in 2009.
John is a Barrister with over 20 year's experience working as an in-house lawyer for a number of leading businesses including Lloyds TSB Group, GE Capital, Eaton Corporation, The Body Shop International and Domino's Pizza Group. Ed is a solicitor who became an in-house lawyer after 5 years at City firm Ashurst. He worked for more than 10 years in this role for a number of leading companies including Telewest, Dragon Oil, Angel Trains and BTG.
John and Ed discovered that they shared a vision for a new legal services model, which involves giving all businesses the opportunity to have their own in-house lawyer but on a flexible basis. They believe that if the use of in-house lawyers is good enough for the largest and best known businesses in our economy, then all businesses should have the opportunity to use in-house legal expertise.
During the past two years John and Ed have built up The Legal Director's network of lawyers who service a range of companies from start-ups to listed companies. They intend to develop The Legal Director into a household name providing legal services to businesses on a nationwide basis.