Jonathan Smith

Jonny Smith is Head of IT at Newcastle based law firm, Watson Burton LLP.

With over 20 years’ experience in IT, Jonny has spent his career advising law firms on infrastructure, leading on change development and delivering effective IT solutions.

Having spent the first 7 years of his career at a widely-respected regional law firm based in Teesside, Jonny joined commercial law firm Watson Burton in 2004.

As an established law firm with over 200 years of history and founded on technology innovation, Jonny saw Watson Burton as the ideal firm for which to develop his career.

Based in Newcastle, Jonny oversaw all IT related project work and in 2008 took on his current role as Head of IT. Having successfully implemented both practice management and digital dictation systems across the Newcastle, Leeds and London offices, Jonny took on a business improvement role with an emphasis on getting the best out of the practice management system and was also involved in a number of case management projects for key Clients.

Over the next 12 months, projects are set to include the implementation of Windows 10 and Office 2013, the introduction of a managed print solution and the replacement of the current telephony solution.