Mike is Finance Director of Fieldfisher. He has over 35 years’ experience of working in professional service firms of which nearly 20 years has been in the legal sector. Mike qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Touche Ross and then spent several years in the audit and corporate finance teams, including two years advising HM Government on the privatisation of the electricity industry, before taking on his first “proper” accounting role as the Finance Manager for the Audit department in London. After further senior finance roles in an international executive search firm and a real estate services firm Mike joined SJ Berwin as Finance Director as it began its international growth strategy and became one of the Silver Circle firms. Mike joined Fieldfisher in 2013 and has helped steer the firm through an office move in London, a group restructuring programme and several business combinations leading to the opening of 10 more Fieldfisher offices in Europe and China. He has also been the project sponsor for the implementation of LexisOne as the firm’s management information system. Mike has never bought into the myth “that law is different” and believes that firms can learn from other sectors in developing best practice for business management – and embracing technology is key!