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Valerie Bowles
Valerie Bowles, Managing Partner
- valerieATsilklegalconsultingDOTcom

Valerie has over 30 years experience as CEO and COO within a range of legal practices throughout the world in both the developed and emerging economies. She possesses a wealth of practical knowledge of all aspects of strategic planning and implementation. She is an adviser and implementer of legal practice management and operational development for the professional services sector. She has worked in and advised leading international and national organisations within Australasia, Asia, Europe, the Indian sub-continent and Africa.

Specialities include:

Strategic analysis and planning;
Profiling, positioning and branding;
Differentiation methodology;
Financial and operational efficiency;
Bottom line turnaround;
Technology leverage;
Quality & Risk Management;
Business Development, PR and CRM;
Market analysis;
Evaluation of work processes and flow;
Resource planning, performance and career management;
Navigating turbulent economic conditions.

Binita Modi
Binita Modi, Senior BD Consultant - binitaATsilklegalconsultingDOTcom

Binita has over ten years of Marketing and Business Development experience in the legal industry working for leading law firms in the UK and India.

Her experience includes creating marketing plans, fleshing out CRM programmes, managing the pitch process, creating marketing collaterals and driving financial reporting. She has also worked on formulating and executing a CSR/pro bono strategy for law firms working closely with key clients. Other projects Binita has been involved in include restructuring marketing operations, developing and maintaining CV libraries, directory submissions, analyst submissions, pitch process development, financial reporting, and training in the effective use of InterAction.

Specialities include:
Marketing operations
CRM strategy and execution
Effective use of CRM systems
Profile raising
Business Development

Baron Armah-Kwantreng
Baron Armah-Kwantreng, Senior Consultant - baronATsilklegalconsultingDOTcom

Baron has substantial experience of global legal business as head of research at Chambers and Partners Global Publishing, as a search consultant working on City and international partner hires, and since 2008 as an independent consultant advising global law firms on strategic business development, profile raising and due diligence projects covering Europe, the US, Middle East, Africa and elsewhere.

Baron takes an holistic approach to providing strategic advice to law firms. A particular area of interest to law firms is communications with rankings publications such as Chambers, The Legal 500 and IFLR. Here Baron can offer an insider's understanding of the directory process when offering advice on submission content and response to rankings. Often, it transpires that a barrier to a firm's preferred ranking is to do with more fundamental issues than written content such as PR or client relationships. Baron is adept at crafting an effective strategy to address these issues with senior legal professionals.