Pinsent Masons appoints new leadership to Vario

14 Jan 2016 | 09:08 am | 1 min. read

International law firm Pinsent Masons has appointed Matthew Kay to lead its flexible resource service, Vario.

The move follows the exponential growth of the business since its launch in 2013. Vario is a flexible legal resourcing service, providing a hub of technically skilled freelance legal professionals for a wide variety of assignments.

Matthew joins from TMP Worldwide, the leading recruitment communications, advertising and resourcing company in the UK, where he was Director of Business Development. Prior to that he led the European service delivery for HR Outsourcing at Accenture.

His appointment marks a significant shift in management structure for Vario as the business moves into its next stage of maturity.

Increasing demand has also led to a further appointment to the Vario team, with Lyndsey Meredith appointed as Account Manager in January and further additions to the team expected later this year.

Pinsent Masons Senior Partner Richard Foley says:

"Vario has been an even greater success than we originally anticipated. With over 200 lawyers in our team combining a range of skillset expertise, sector knowhow and PQE, we feel ready to take the next step. We wanted to create a more corporate-style management structure that compliments the strength of our existing team, and Matthew stood out as the right person to lead that change. He has the right blend of recruitment and strategic experience to help us review and pursue a long-term growth strategy."

Matthew Kay, Director of Vario , added:

"Vario's focus on sourcing individuals who are first-class lawyers, but also have the right characteristics to fit right into an in-house team on fixed-term assignments, have given it a real differentiating factor. The market has responded to that and I'm passionate about taking that and using it to move the Vario business to the next level." 

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