LOD appoints first-ever CIO

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Lawyers On Demand has appointed its first-ever chief information officer.

The NewLaw pioneer has appointed Gervais Carlton-Blake as CIO, bringing in a seasoned executive in the technology space, who has more than 20 years’ experience. Throughout his career, Carlton-Blake has worked in a wide range of positions from start-ups to global enterprises.

“As we continue to explore growth opportunities through geographical expansion and the provision of additional services to our clients, the need for a high-level, strategic IT hire has become evident,” said Ken Jagger, global COO. “Over the last year Gervais has worked closely with the LOD business to design and migrate our systems to a modern, high-performing hybrid cloud IT infrastructure.”

“LOD now has offices in five countries, with over 600 lawyers and consultants across the globe working for clients in numerous jurisdictions. With ever-increasing IT systems complexity, the time is right to have a dedicated CIO,” Carlton-Blake said.

LOD was created by the merger of LOD and AdventBalance in early 2016, creating the world’s first global NewLaw firm. The business was rechristened LOD in October 2016. It has since expanded, and has plans for further expansion in the Middle East. The firm also recently launched a secondment service


Gervais Carlton-Blake


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