Firm business

Award-winning Principal of Practice joins North Wales law firm

Steve Bradley, from Wilmslow, is the new director of operations at Mackenzie Jones Solicitors, which has offices in St Asaph, Chester and Menai Bridge.

With plans for growth in the new year, the company has been recruiting staff and securing clients across a wide range of industries over the past few months.

Father-of-two Steve – who received the prestigious Law Society Manager of the Year Award for 2020-21 – is eager for the challenge and says joining the 21-year-old firm was the right decision after working in roles globally similar and niche law firms in Liverpool and Manchester.

“I moved from insurance to legal in 2000 and have never looked back,”

said Steve, who is also undertaking a part-time Masters on The Beatles at the University of Liverpool.

“I’ve worked all over the North West of England for fantastic coaching but when the opportunity arose to join Mackenzie Jones it felt like the perfect fit.

“As a practice manager, you have a broad view of the profession with responsibility for HR, quality, compliance, staff development and day-to-day processes.

“It allows me to support the growth of the business in partnership with the directors, who have a big vision for the road ahead – I look forward to it and hope to have a positive impact on that.”

With more than 20+ employees set to join, directors Anna Mills Morgan, Richard Jones and Andrew Foley-Jones said now is the time to bring in an operations director.

“Steve has a wealth of experience and from our first meeting we knew he could help take Mackenzie Jones to the next level,”

Anne said.

“Having a high caliber COO on board will allow our directors to focus on paying work and legal affairs in tandem with our next strategic actions, which will include expansion in the coming months.

“We’re busy and getting busier, so having Steve on board – and the other new roles we’re aiming to fill – is a game-changer for us.”

Steve is also a former advisory board member of the National Legal Practice Management (LPM) Conference and is a member of the Legal Practice Management Association. He has contributed to LPM magazine and the Barreau’s blog.