- "Fantastic brains for hire. A joy to work with. So easy. Get stuck in quickly without overthinking and the usual consultant guff and Powerpoint. You are business people who just happen to be consultants. Very rare." Mr David Harrison, ABC Law
Pauline Freegard MBA
My professional background is working in the Legal IT sector for the last 17 years. I am familiar with practice and case management systems, e-marketing/CRM, time recording, document management, cloud software and process and IT outsourcing models in general. My experience is gained from working with many hundreds of law firms spanning high street, mid-tier and top 30 law firms. Firstly, at PMS and Case providers Axxia/Visualfiles within LexisNexis, then as a Director of Ochresoft (conveyancing and private client cloud legal workflows). Most recently I was a member of the management team at BT Tikit as the European Consulting Director running the large law technical, project, training and implementation teams. During all this I also gained a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) with Henley Business School.
I am honoured to be working as part of the Symphony Legal team specialising in strategy and legal IT for law firms. My background combined, with my MBA, ideally positions me to undertake wide-ranging reviews of systems and processes within legal firms. I have also a background in marketing, and HR is also a large element of all my senior roles so am aware of potential politics and deal with all staff sensitively and discretely.
Through my network of long-term trusted contacts I am happy to introduce firms to recommended reliable legal IT partners and potential solutions to address any gaps and to also assist in conducting reviews or conduct project /change management for example.