Lights-On Consulting is a fully independent team of IT consultants with particular strengths in the legal sector

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We are a close knit team with some have worked together for many years. We all have varying backgrounds and different sector experience and our close working relationships means that all of this can be brought together and combined for the benefit of our clients. If you want to contact a consultant direct, hover over the photo or, if on a mobile phone, click on the photo to initiate an email.

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Robin is an expert in the Application and Implementation of Practice Management Systems. He presents at conferences and to special interest groups as an expert in his field.

Prior to Lights-On Consulting Robin was Client Services Director at Pilgrim Systems plc, with responsibility for all Project Management, Implementation, Training and Support services.

Robin Boyle
Consultant

Robin is an expert in the Application and Implementation of Practice Management Systems. He presents at conferences and to special interest groups as an expert in his field.

Prior to Lights-On Consulting Robin was Client Services Director at Pilgrim Systems plc, with responsibility for all Project Management, Implementation, Training and Support services.

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Before joining Lights-On Stephen was the IT Director of Higgs & Sons and has 17 years’ experience of working in the legal industry.
 
Stephen has worked for both law firms and suppliers to the legal industry as a consultant for LexisNexis Enterprise Solutions providing expertise on practice management and case management solutions.
 
Stephen is a Prince II qualified project manager and, as well as general consulting, Stephen provides clients with consultancy services around portfolio, programme and project management as well as heading up Lights-On’s Project Services Division.

Stephen Brown
Consultant / Head of Project Services

Before joining Lights-On Stephen was the IT Director of Higgs & Sons and has 17 years’ experience of working in the legal industry.
 
Stephen has worked for both law firms and suppliers to the legal industry as a consultant for LexisNexis Enterprise Solutions providing expertise on practice management and case management solutions.
 
Stephen is a Prince II qualified project manager and, as well as general consulting, Stephen provides clients with consultancy services around portfolio, programme and project management as well as heading up Lights-On’s Project Services Division.

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Christiaan joined Lights-On Consulting in January 2019, bringing some 30 years of IT experience, including 18 years in the legal sector.

Christiaan has a strong emphasis on building high quality teams that deliver volume legal systems, as well as providing a broad range of knowledge of legal IT service provision across the spectrum.

Prior to Lights-On, Christiaan was CIO of Slater Gordon operating at senior executive level but maintaining a very hands-on style and an in-depth understanding of the services provided by his teams.

Christiaan Frickel
Consultant

Christiaan joined Lights-On Consulting in January 2019, bringing some 30 years of IT experience, including 18 years in the legal sector.

Christiaan has a strong emphasis on building high quality teams that deliver volume legal systems, as well as providing a broad range of knowledge of legal IT service provision across the spectrum.

Prior to Lights-On, Christiaan was CIO of Slater Gordon operating at senior executive level but maintaining a very hands-on style and an in-depth understanding of the services provided by his teams.

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Martin is an APM & Prince II qualified project manager with 25 years’ experience. As well as his legal services background he has worked in some of the UK’s largest financial services organisations in roles ranging from software developer to programme manager. Whilst Martin manages a broad portfolio of project types, he is a specialist in the application and implementation of legal practice management systems and associated applications such as time management and workflow solutions. Prior to Lights-On Consulting Martin worked at Burges Salmon and, on a consultancy basis, at VWV.

Martin Kay
Consultant and Project Manager

Martin is an APM & Prince II qualified project manager with 25 years’ experience. As well as his legal services background he has worked in some of the UK’s largest financial services organisations in roles ranging from software developer to programme manager. Whilst Martin manages a broad portfolio of project types, he is a specialist in the application and implementation of legal practice management systems and associated applications such as time management and workflow solutions. Prior to Lights-On Consulting Martin worked at Burges Salmon and, on a consultancy basis, at VWV.

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Colin has a wealth of experience of managing PMS projects and project teams including training and delivery teams.

Colin has 19 years of project and portfolio management experience in the energy, communications and legal sectors with nearly 9 years PMS implementation and project management experience gained from 3 different legal and professional service PMS suppliers.

Colin Mounsey
Consultant and Project Manager

Colin has a wealth of experience of managing PMS projects and project teams including training and delivery teams.

Colin has 19 years of project and portfolio management experience in the energy, communications and legal sectors with nearly 9 years PMS implementation and project management experience gained from 3 different legal and professional service PMS suppliers.

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Peter is the Director and founder of Lights-On with over 30 years experience in IT. Before setting up Lights-On 13 years ago, Peter was the Global IT Director for Eversheds for 10 years and, as part of the wider executive, drove the technology aspects of the merger of the then 7 separate firms into one.

Prior to working in the legal sector, Peter held management and operational positions in DuPont working for Conoco and other, smaller subsidiary start-ups and JVs in the energy and pharmaceuticals sectors.

Peter Owen
Director

Peter is the Director and founder of Lights-On with over 30 years experience in IT. Before setting up Lights-On 13 years ago, Peter was the Global IT Director for Eversheds for 10 years and, as part of the wider executive, drove the technology aspects of the merger of the then 7 separate firms into one.

Prior to working in the legal sector, Peter held management and operational positions in DuPont working for Conoco and other, smaller subsidiary start-ups and JVs in the energy and pharmaceuticals sectors.

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Steve is a consultant at Lights-On with over 25 years’ experience in IT across multiple business sectors.  Prior to Lights-On, Steve was the IT Director at Burges Salmon. 

Steve has also worked in some of the UK’s largest financial services organisations responsible for the delivery of IT services to corporate banking, retail banking, insurance, wealth management and treasury business lines across three continents.

Steve is highly experienced in IT strategy and transformation, merger & acquisition, IT selection & procurement, out-sourcing and programme delivery having been responsible for all of these disciplines during this career. 

Steve Whitwham
Consultant

Steve is a consultant at Lights-On with over 25 years’ experience in IT across multiple business sectors.  Prior to Lights-On, Steve was the IT Director at Burges Salmon. 

Steve has also worked in some of the UK’s largest financial services organisations responsible for the delivery of IT services to corporate banking, retail banking, insurance, wealth management and treasury business lines across three continents.

Steve is highly experienced in IT strategy and transformation, merger & acquisition, IT selection & procurement, out-sourcing and programme delivery having been responsible for all of these disciplines during this career. 

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Lucy Graham

Lucy is an AAT qualified book keeper and looks after Lights-On’s finances, billing and financial record keeping. Lucy also assists with process documentation and improvement internally within Lights-On.

Lucy Graham
Accounts / Book Keeper

Lucy is an AAT qualified book keeper and looks after Lights-On’s finances, billing and financial record keeping. Lucy also assists with process documentation and improvement internally within Lights-On.

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Hannah Hagon
Hannah Hagon

Hannah has worked with a number of legal IT suppliers in various roles including Client Services, Sales and Marketing. Hannah assists with Lights-On's marketing strategy.

Hannah Hagon
Marketing Executive

Hannah has worked with a number of legal IT suppliers in various roles including Client Services, Sales and Marketing. Hannah assists with Lights-On's marketing strategy.

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Julie McGovern

Julie McGovern, from HR Dept, is a Chartered fellow of the Institute of Personnel and Development (FCIPD). Julie has over 10 years’ experience at senior management levels within HR and provides ongoing HR support to Lights-On helping keep our company’s people matters, compliance and management elements in order and more akin to larger firms’ approaches. Julie is the Director of Hr Dept Stratford and Evesham.

Julie McGovern
HR Advisor

Julie McGovern, from HR Dept, is a Chartered fellow of the Institute of Personnel and Development (FCIPD). Julie has over 10 years’ experience at senior management levels within HR and provides ongoing HR support to Lights-On helping keep our company’s people matters, compliance and management elements in order and more akin to larger firms’ approaches. Julie is the Director of Hr Dept Stratford and Evesham.

brighterclients

"Having worked with Lights-On for many years it was a natural choice to turn to them to assist us in delivering this business critical project.  Lights-On assisted in running a comprehensive process which will produce significantly better results at a cheaper price.  I thank Lights-On and having developed the relationship over many years have absolute confidence that we have ended up with the best possible solution for us."

NickHodgson
Nick Hodgson Finance Director Bevan Brittan

"Lights-On’s deep sector knowledge and excellent support was invaluable in selecting our new Practice Management System. We really could not have done it without them."

MarkFinch
Mark Finch Finance Director Mills & Reeve

"It is a pleasure working with an experienced professional with a unique insight in the sector who has the back up resources of colleagues with similar and complementary expertise and knowledge to draw on for the benefit of my firm.  I would recommend the experience."

SimonStell
Simon Stell Managing Partner, LCF Law

"As a novice to a project of this nature [PMS Selection] they brought me up to speed quickly and helped the team drill down into what really mattered. Good people who are great to work with and really know their stuff."

DuncanAstill
Duncan Astill Partner Mills & Reeve

"I am sure that, without their help, we would have paid more for something that would have achieved less."

TimHalstead
Tim Halstead Managing Partner, Shulmans Solicitors

"Lights-On took us through procurement, negotiation and the implementation stage of our managed print project.  They brought great market place knowledge which added value to us at each stage of the process and their involvement was a key reason that the project was such a success."

OwenBishop
Owen Bishop Director of Transformation and Operations, Bevan Brittan

"Lights-On provided a wealth of knowledge enabling us to start shaping our IT strategy. The team were able to give honest feedback and recommendations. Lights-On never let us down and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them."

Louise Igoe
Louise Igoe Partner, Lodders

"Just as with our DMS decision, Lights-On provided precisely the support we needed for our PMS. They know the market, they know the suppliers and they understand the products. Many consultants are thinly disguised salesmen. Lights-On don’t sell. They advise. And that is actually a rare commodity and a valuable one. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Lights-On to any other firm looking at a PMS or DMS. They’re conscientious, hard working, reliable, friendly, pragmatic, thoughtful, diligent and constructive. I greatly appreciate their support."

JonathanThornton
Jonathan Thornton Managing Partner, Russell-Cooke

"We were highly impressed with their services."

ChrisLowe
Chris Lowe Managing Partner, Watson Farley Williams

"Lights-On now acts as a trusted advisor and sounding board to our business."

KeithFeeny
Keith Feeny Director of IT & Operations Hill Dickinson

"We have benefited greatly from Lights-On’s considerable understanding of the legal sector and available technological solutions, as well as from their consistently practical, outcome-focused advice."

RolandMilllar
Roland Millar Finance Director, Thomson Snell & Passmore LLP

"When taking on business critical projects, you need the specialist skills, professionalism and commitment provided by Lights On. We have used Lights-On for several key projects and their approach instils confidence and achieves project objectives."

DeanMostert
Dean Mostert ICT Director, Stephens Scown LLP

"Lights-On were superb on our DMS project. I highly recommend them. Professional, focussed, knowledgeable, pragmatic, organised and always adding value. If you are planning a new PMS, DMS or similar, think very carefully before going anywhere else."

JonathanThornton
Jonathan Thornton Managing Partner, Russell-Cooke

"As a Partner and FD, when it comes to spending money, I'm not keen unless there is clear ROI. Lights-On proved that they were well worth the investment."

Mike Borg
Mike Borg Partner and Finance Director, Lodders

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