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Taming technology and making an ally of regulation

Hart Brown’s CEO Nigel Maud shares his enthusiasm for technology as a tool allowing lawyers to deliver expertise and focus on clients

12 April 2019

“It’s been an interesting journey”, Nigel Maud responds modestly to my comment about a career that has seen him start off reading psychology and politics in South Africa before qualifying as a solicitor and becoming chief executive of Surrey-based Hart Brown six years ago.

Maud’s remark refers not so much to crossing continents and ending up at the head of the 100-strong law firm in Guildford, but to what he did in-between.
 
His first lawyer job was as a prosecutor but he later turned to corporate and commercial work, subsequently joining the business recovery department at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and eventually Hart Brown, in 2002.
 
“It’s been an interesting journey because it allows you to see how accountants work, how they view life and how they view business”, he says. 
 
“Also, in my area, it gives you useful insight into how companies a...

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