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John Banister


With 25 years of professional services experience, John is one of the few non-lawyer CEOs currently working in the top 100.

“Having worked with the heavyweights of investment banking, accountancy and law, it’s refreshing to work with a specialist, entrepreneurial, firm that values people and culture as much as it does financial return.

I work across the firm ensuring excellence of service delivery both internally and to clients, commerciality in our decision making, strategic focus and generally keeping the wheels turning. My days, like many CEOs, vary significantly but always have something new to offer and allow me to work alongside exceptionally dedicated and talented professionals, both lawyers and the business management team.

My satisfaction comes from seeing change happen and watching the firm grow – in terms of quality, reputation and skillset – to achieve its strategic ambitions, without losing sight of our special culture.”