Ethien announces appointment of Osborne Clark lawyer and legal solution specialist, Paul Taylor

Ethien, the legal and compliance services firm, today announced that Paul Taylor, lawyer and legal solution specialist, has joined from Osborne Clark as Head of Business Solutions.

Ethien is a newly-established business based in London providing advisory, managed legal services and technology to law firms and legal and compliance functions. Its leadership team come from top law firms, in-house legal teams and award-winning consulting, professional services and technology organisations.

Paul will work with Ethien’s law firm and in-house legal clients to develop solutions that help improve quality and efficiency and reduce risk within legal services delivery. He will also act as Ethien’s General Counsel.

Commenting on the appointment, Andy Loach, Ethien’s CEO said, “We are delighted that Paul is joining us. Paul combines many years’ experience as a practicing lawyer at leading UK law firms and a deep understanding of legal processes with the ability to design innovative and practical technology solutions. This inter-disciplinary approach delivers huge business benefits to both law firms and their clients.”

On joining Ethien, Paul commented, "I am delighted to be joining an innovative start-up in the legal services and technology space.  I look forward to working with their law firm and in-house legal clients to help them gain competitive advantage from better use of technology in the delivery of legal services.”

For the past three years Paul has worked on service delivery improvement within Osborne Clarke, the international law firm, designing many of the solutions developed for the firm's clients. This involved the development of integrated solutions allowing Osborne Clarke's lawyers to collaborate directly with in-house counsel on a common work platform. Projects included a corporate due diligence platform which is now in use for a range of clients from venture capital houses and private equity firms to serial corporate acquirers. Solutions were developed for all departments within the firm from real estate, through pensions and employee incentives, litigation support, tribunal management and land acquisition for development companies.

Prior to joining Osborne Clarke as a partner in their Digital Business team in 2007, Paul was a partner at Orchards and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London.