I’ve known Geoff Maclauchlan for over 25 years, working with him in the legal sector in two law firm.Simon Stell, Managing Partner LCF Law and LCF Residential, Solicitor of the Year - Yorkshire Legal Awards 2016
Geoff joined Hammond Suddards where I was a partner as Finance Director shortly after the firm’s creation and played a significant part working alongside the senior partner and managing partner in laying firm financial foundations for the development of a rapidly growing law firm which at its peak had offices in Leeds, London, Manchester, Birmingham, Bradford, Brussels and other European cities.
I later joined Last Cawthra Feather (now LCF Law) as a partner where I became Managing Partner (in 1997). During my tenure Geoff has periodically assisted as a consultant to review of our financial procedures and structures and for a period of time he served covered for the maternity absence of our Financial Director.
Geoff has a unique insight into the operation of legal businesses of different sizes coupled with the experience of working with law firm partners gained over a number of years in differing economic times.
I can recommend Geoff Maclauchlan to any law firm seeking strategic support in relation to its financial function and strategic planning.
Since 2004, Geoff has been the group’s Finance Director and has overseen the financing of two major developments, at Haymarket in Newcastle upon Tyne, and the Radisson Blu Hotel in Durham city.Bob Bishop, The Closegate Group of Companies
From 2008, he has reported on the Hotel’s successful financial performance and been an invaluable member of our team. I have always found Geoff to be a good colleague to work with.
Geoff Maclauchlan has worked as our Finance Director since 2014, during which time we have achieved excellent growth and almost doubled in size.Andrew Swan, Partner Short Richardson & Forth Solicitors Ltd
He has given us the confidence to expand our teams and take over other smaller law firms. He is also a really decent guy to work with.
When I took over as Managing Director, the company had been making substantial losses for some time. I asked Geoff to help me turn things round.Graham Handley, The DJT Group Ltd
With his attention to costs and maximising invoicing, we were able to show a profit in the first year and laid the foundations for future growth