Managing Director of Leman Consulting
Karl is Managing Director of Leman Consulting. A consummate technology professional, Karl brings value at all stages of the consultancy process. He is particularly experienced at eliciting and defining client requirements, leading teams, managing digital transformation projects and delivering change. Karl has a deep understanding of technology and how it best serves an organisation. Karl brings over 18 years of technology and consultancy and still remains passionate about simplifying the complex and delivering successful projects.
Karl holds both academic and professional qualifications in law, technology, audit and project management.
Karl previously worked as a Senior Consultant with Ergo. He has advised and managed several multinational enterprises on their technology strategy and digital transformation projects.
- Lead Consultant on a UK based enterprise level Digital Transformation Project. Organisation has 50,000 staff with revenues of over 4 billion.
- Lead Enterprise Architect on a digitisation and business process management project - Large Public-Sector Organisation
- Lead Consultant on an enterprise level Digital Transformation Project with a leading Irish Agribusiness.
- He has advised and managed several multinational enterprises on their technology strategy and digital transformation projects.
Co-founder of Leman Solicitors and founder of Leman Consulting
Larry is a co-founder of Leman Solicitors and founder of Leman Consulting. He is a dispute resolver in national and international disputes. He is a strong advocate of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), having chaired the Law Society's ADR Committee and being a former committee member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in Ireland. Larry has constantly challenged the status quo of legal practice investing heavily in ADR, technology and systems to deliver efficiencies into legal practice. He founded the 'Future of Law and Legal Technology' event held annually at the Aviva Stadium which attracts the global legal futurists and blue chip inhouse counsel. Larry is a regular speaker to the Law Society, inhouse counsel and at international legal conventions on how legal practice should change. He clients include business owners, insurers, property owners, asset managers and governing bodies on all aspects of dispute resolution.
Larry qualified as a solicitor in 2001. He is an accredited arbitrator and fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He has diplomas in domestic and international arbitration and he is a CEDR accredited mediator. He is known as a pragmatic, commercial and project driven lawyer.
- Regularly represent receiver/asset manager client in securing vacant possession;
- Represented clients before ICC Court of Arbitration;
- Represent several global insurers on indemnity claims;
- Experience in over 50 arbitrations to date;
- Appointed mediator to 5 disputes and represented clients in 15 mediations;
- Represented significant subcontractors in construction disputes;
Business Development & Marketing Manager
Gráinne holds a Bachelor degree in Business from DCU. She is Head of Business Development and Marketing for Leman Consulting as well as Leman Solicitors.
Gráinne leads the sales strategy. She is responsible for managing programmes to increase new business generation and client relationship management. She is also responsible for client care, client development and ensuring the firm meets all clients’ needs and expectations.
Gráinne manages the firm’s sponsorships as well as the international and domestic network programmes. She also manages the firm’s PR and advertising campaigns and oversees the digital marketing of the firm including website and social media.
Having come from a background in large-scale event management, Gráinne project manages all Leman events including client care events and CPD seminars. Gráinne also runs the annual Future of Law & Legal Technology forum which includes many world-renowned speakers and attracts over 200 in-house counsel annually.
Gráinne previously worked in marketing and PR in the National Concert Hall and with Ireland’s leading communications consultancy Teneo (formerly PSG). Gráinne spent eight years with The Hospitality Partnership where she was responsible for growing the corporate hospitality business and expanding the company event and service portfolio. She has worked with a range of blue chip international and domestic clients. Gráinne has event managed global conferences and international advisory board meetings. She has also managed the sales, hospitality and sponsor functions at many of Europe’s largest events to date.
Michelle is an experienced banking and finance lawyer, having spent many years working at Tier 1 investment banks and asset managers in London and more recently in Dublin. Before joining Leman, Michelle worked at Goldman Sachs in London and Credit Suisse in Dublin, providing legal support to various trading desks and businesses on both the buy and sell-side of the market.
During her time in the UK, Michelle developed a passion for FinTech, reviewing various electronic platforms from a client perspective and working with platform providers to improve the service and ‘de-risk’ the offering from a legal/regulatory perspective, to secure client engagement on the platform.
Nowadays, Michelle likes to diversify her work across banking and FinTech matters. She follows European and US financial markets regulation closely and, having worked across many businesses and financial products, she is well-equipped to understand what law/regulation applies to a business and how it should be implemented - whether by a bank, a hedge fund or a FinTech company.
Her key areas of expertise are regulatory compliance and licensing matters. Michelle brings value to FinTech companies, who are relatively new to the arena and perhaps ‘overwhelmed’ by the volume of regulation and licenses applicable to their business! She has worked with FinTech companies that use the blockchain and has participated in blockchain research and many industry events in Dublin and internationally.
Michelle holds an LLB Law and French and LLM Corporate Governance from Queen's University Belfast. She is qualified on both sides of the Atlantic - Dublin and New York - and is comfortable navigating cross-border regulatory issues for multi-national clients.
Stuart Anderson is a leading expert in Data Protection. Stuart has gained a unique blend of business and technical acumen in the areas of Data Protection, Data Quality and implementing Regulatory Compliance and Reporting processes. Stuart holds academic and business qualifications and is a Certified Data Protection Officer. Stuart is also a member of the Institute of Banking and the Association of Compliance Officers Ireland.
In addition to his wealth of Data Protection knowledge, Stuart has extensive experience in delivering world class software solutions to enterprise clients. Having designed many successful software systems, Stuart has a unique knowledge of applying privacy by design and by default methodologies during system design and implementation.Recent Work
Risk Management Consultant/Auditor
Cathy Haines is a Solicitor and Risk Management Consultant/Auditor who works with law firms to assess and evaluate their risk areas.
Having worked in the area of legal risk management for the past six years as well as working previously as a general practice Solicitor Cathy strongly believes that minimising exposure to key risk areas leads to increased efficiency as well as avoiding exposure to potential pitfalls or costly litigation and helps to protect the firm’s reputation.
In her work with Outsource and the Institute of Legal Research and Standards, Cathy has worked with and advised Solicitors in all types and sizes of law firms from sole practitioners to medium and large-sized firms. She has advised at all stages of the process from initially assessing their risk areas to helping them to implement a comprehensive risk management strategy as well as conducting annual audits to assess their compliance in core risk areas. She has also conducted file reviews for firms including reviews of undertakings and carried out training across various areas to help firms to ensure that partners and staff are kept up-to-date with regulatory changes.
Cathy is a qualified Solicitor and Mediator. She also holds an Honours degree in Science (Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics) from University College Dublin.
People Integration and Organisational Analysis Consultant
John Rankin is CEO of Every121 Ltd. and is a qualified business systems analyst with over 30 years’ experience. John brings a crucial objectivity to the aspect of change management and people integration. Using a system of Personal Trait psycho-analysis, in which John is a leading expert, he compares people for their compatibility to work well together or not and in so doing enables business leaders to identify, pro-actively build and manage great teams.
This form of human capital analyst delivers a practical and proven way of building collaborative teams that are diverse with inclusion and are focused on employee engagement and retention. Incorporating diversity is a known business differentiator and is about the ability to embrace differences in people and things that don’t fit into the traditional way of thinking or behaving.
John has worked with organisations, of different sizes, from partnerships to SME’s and multinationals where small changes can result in large benefits and savings. Understanding the adage, “people leave people, not companies” gives the insight and ability to provide people analytics to merger and acquisitions, in the pre-merger showing management what a proposed new structure will look like in a post-merger scenario. He also works in the areas of Venture Capital, Private Equity investment and reconstruction where people analytics can make the difference between the success or failure of a project.Recent Work
Arnab has a multifunctional role, where he manages both the smooth operation of IT project management and Business Analysis. Arnab has experience in the project lifecycle, including analysis, design,test, and UAT.
Arnab also monitors the firms' ISO 9001 & ISO 27001 certifications standards and ensures they are maintained to the highest standard. He is the representative for the ISO audits and ensures that the firm does not have any non-compliances.Arnab has earlier worked with Reliance Industries with the digital team for three years, where he was responsible for vendor management, software roll-outs for the retail stores and trained field staff on technological aspects of digital and electronic appliances. He has a deep understanding of business development, technologically driven operations functions and effective client relations. He is exceptionally organised and is known for his ability to provide clear-cut solutions and solid reliability.Arnab completed his masters from DCU in Strategy and Innovation.