Peter is the Founder and Managing Director of Lights-On Consulting Limited, an IT and management consultancy practice. Established in 2005 Lights-On specialises in the legal sector but also carries out some work for sectors outside of legal to maintain a broader commercial view. Peter is also a founder member, Director and Secretary of Litig, a not-for-profit legal think-tank whose members are senior legal IT Directors or in house legal counsel of major corporates with a goal of improving collaboration between clients and law firms. In his role as Director of Lights-On Consulting, Peter works with both Law firms and IT suppliers in the Legal sector.
Prior to Lights-On Consulting Peter was the IT Director at Eversheds for over 10 years. Eversheds was one of the largest law firms in the World with over 4000 staff in its 13 offices in Europe and more in its many associated offices Worldwide. Peter led Eversheds’ IT through its merger of seven separate law firms in August 2000, bringing together the seven IT departments with different IT systems, technologies and cultures into one, firm-wide IT department with consolidated technology across the firm.
Before Eversheds, Peter spent 9 years in DuPont primarily in the oil and gas sector in areas such as mainframe development, establishing helpdesks, managing development and business analyst teams, “Business IT Troubleshooter” and as IT consultant to various smaller subsidiary, joint venture, start-up or affiliated firms in the chemical, energy and energy conservation sectors.