Three Way Combination – Nick Jarrett-Kerr, Chris Bull and Edge International

Nick Jarrett-Kerr and Chris Bull are delighted to announce that they are joining forces as Principals in the leading legal and professional services consulting firm Edge International, jointly responsible for building up Edge’s capabilities and offerings in the UK and Europe. 

Chris is the outgoing Global Head of Business Solutions at outsourcing pioneer Integreon. He previously spent 12 years as Finance Director and then Chief Executive/Chief Operating Officer of Osborne Clarke and has worked as a management consultant and accountant with PWC and Ernst & Young.   In the last nine years, Nick –  a former  UK Top 100 Managing Partner – has established himself as one of the leading UK and international advisers to law firms.   Nick is also Visiting Professor to Nottingham Trent University in the Nottingham Law School, College of Business, Law and Social Sciences (where he leads the strategy modules on the MBA in Legal Services) and is author of the Law Society Publishing book “Strategy for Law Firms – After the Legal Services Act”.  

Nick and Chris will be combining with their new Edge colleagues to give law firms in the UK, Europe and internationally strategic and operational advice, support and assistance on their business critical issues.  Edge International has a team of Principals with unparalleled experience and is regularly cited as the leading strategy firm advising the legal sector globally.  This expansion in Edge International’s UK footprint follows on the heels of the arrival over the last year of Pam Woldow and Doug Richardson from Altman Weil in the US and Sean Larkan in Australia. Further news about the expansion of Edge’s UK-based resources will be brought to you over the coming months.  

In India, Nick will be continuing his exclusive relationship with Bithika Anand and will remain a special advisor to Legal League.

Edge International is committed to Leading the Evolution of the Global Legal Industry.  Edge extending its capabilities at this time is no accident; legal and professional management teams face an ever wider range of decisions and alternatives.  Assisting management through this process, by providing both strategic and operational advice and support, is our simple focus. At Edge, we see that there is an unmet demand for a top quality, totally committed and unconditionally guaranteed global advisory partner and we believe that together we can meet this need.  

As some of you may know, Nick was a Principal with Edge International a few years ago and has maintained close working links with the group throughout his consulting career.   Nick’s focus is very much on strategic planning,the design of governance structures and strategy execution.   This complements Chris’s experience in operational and financial management, and expertise in the emerging areas of Legal Process Outsourcing and law firm Business Process Outsourcing.  Both Chris and Nick have a store of expertise and knowledge about the new business structures being explored in the legal sector and this is a major focus of their practice. 

Nick commented “Chris and I have known each other for over fifteen years and we are delighted to be working together.  We both know, from our experience both inside and outside law firms, how challenging it is for law firms to decide the right things to do and then to get them done.  We look forward to helping firms to tackle their urgent and important business issues.  We look forward to providing you with more detail about our plans for developing Edge International’s services shortly.  In the meantime, please don’t hesitate to contact either of them with any questions or comments you have.”