Portsmouth’s leading legal practice has announced a major shakeup of its management structure with new roles and responsibilities arising from within the firm’s Directorship.
Verisona Law has unveiled its brand new approach to internal management with a trio of new appointments that will facilitate the firm’s efficiency and growth.
Directors Mike Dyer and Sue Ball have been appointed as Chairman and Managing Director respectively with the support of Maria Hart, who has accepted a new position of Chief Operating Officer for the firm.
‘When Verisona Law was created in 2008 as a result of a merger between the firms Gray Purdue in Waterlooville and Dyer Burdett in Havant, we introduced the position of Chief Executive Officer to oversee the successful start and growth of the new venture,’ explains Sue, who is Head of Employment Law and will be focussing on her new role as Managing Director to co-ordinate the overall management of the firm.
‘For the past eight years, our CEOs have brought a wide range of professional expertise, business acumen and outside perspective to activities which have established our business, built our reputation and got us through the economic crisis.’
After the departing CEO, Mark Day, had successfully implemented the Directors’ agreed plans for internal procedures, processes and staff development, it was agreed the role had run its course.
‘We are very grateful to Mark for working with us over the past 18 months to put the final pieces of our plans in place,’ says Mike Dyer, whose legal career of 40 years, position of Head of Corporate & Commercial and well respected local reputation made him the obvious candidate for Chairman of the firm. As Chairman, Mike will have a focus on strategy and growth, as well as continuing to work with clients in the business community.
Maria Hart has been promoted from being Verisona Law’s Head of Finance to Chief Operating Officer and will oversee all day-to-day logistics in the firm’s financial, administrative and support functions.
‘Having all been at the firm since its creation, we feel our combined experience, skills and knowledge will provide strong, confident leadership for the next stage in Verisona Law’s development,’ concludes Sue. ‘It promises to be a very exciting time ahead.’