Meet the Team

Andrew Weaver
     
Andrew Weaver
CEO

About
25 years in legal & professional services and with considerable experience in the SME market as owner, investor & mentor to cross sector businesses. Cranfield MBA, Blogger and Host of our very own LawyerFair Podcast – >100 episodes and counting … http://www.lawyerfair.co.uk/podcast/

The serious stuff
“Having seen the inefficiencies of traditional legal procurement process, we wanted to create an alternative way of finding the right lawyer, at the fairest price for your business. This means helping business owners by providing them with highly efficient access to great quality lawyers and a competitive tender process. It’s been thrilling to see how the market (both buyers & suppliers) have responded”

The less serious stuff
“What helps with the work:life balance? Sunshine, smiles, pub lunches, family & friends, Rioja, 3 points for forest, 4 points for St Kilda, tucking into a good read …”

My Album of the Month [January]: Laura Marling, Short Movie

Simon Mead
 
Simon Mead
Commercial Director

About
Experienced director having worked in hi-tech, on-line, media sales, broadcast and financial service industries including pivotal roles at Thames TV, France Telecom, E*Trade and CEO of the
Eastern Enterprise Hub.

The serious stuff
“From the moment I heard about LawyerFair, i thought it was a no brainer. a free service which matches your business with the right lawyers, and gets them to compete on price. I immediately saw the potential and wanted to get involved.”

The less serious stuff
“Having supported west ham all my life, the highs and lows of driving a start up forward is nothing new, in fact we have many more highs doing this, than we ever do at Upton Park!!”

My Album of the Month [March]: The Thrills, So Much for the City

Prameet Dhaliwal
   
Prameet Dhaliwal
Head of Engagement

About
Polly joined LawyerFair, shortly after negotiating on The Great Wall of China. She has been heard to mutter …”running a start up is more of a challenge!” Having worked within the sales & marketing teams of major companies, Polly now heads up and drives our engagement arm.

The serious stuff
“I have an interest in this new generation of digital services and how it encompasses our everyday life. It’s fantastic to be part of this digital revolution and helping businesses get greater value from their legal services”

The less serious stuff
“Working in a start up has its challenges but I recommend it to anyone who wants to see how a business grows from an idea up.”

My Album of the Month [February]: Metronomy, English Riviera

Julian Costley
   
Julian Costley
Chairman

About
Career spans TV, on-line publishing, telecoms and financial services with Thompson Reuters, Maxwell Communications, BSkyB, France Telecom, and E*TRADE UK. Multiple start ups and exits. Angel investor in 16 early stage ventures. Mentor and author.

The serious stuff
The inefficient legal services market is one of the last great opportunities for disruption. We’re here to position LawyerFair between the UK’s SMEs and the UK’s law firms and create tangible value to both sides.

The less serious stuff
It’s all about design, cooking, contemporary art, wine drinking, laughing, opera, guitar, friends, sailing, my Cajon, and getting my four children ‘home’ on that great Ludo board of life.

Album of the month - Jun
Walking on a dream
Empire of the Sun
Polly
Another Aussie selection from the team, favourite song has to be We are the People and Walking on a dream. They performed at a festival in Sydney and it was a lot of fun!

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