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Leadership

We focus on just one thing, the needs of law firms.

Richard Hugo-Hamman

Executive Chairman

"We have found that there are four great challenges facing lawyers in law firms; these are the ability to:

  • Consistently deliver quality legal advice and services;
  • Enjoy legal practice more with less stress;
  • Generate sufficient working capital to grow the firm;
  • Make a profitable business that will have value in the future.

Most lawyers in law firms want to help people (people like you and me) when in need and it is difficult to balance clients’ needs with the demands of running a small business. The business side of things always suffers. LEAP redresses this imbalance.

For more than 20 years we have constantly researched the needs of lawyers in small firms and designed great solutions to help them. We have found that the challenges are very similar in all countries. The human needs of clients are the same after all.

We continue to invest in a cycle of continuous innovation designing and developing solutions that take advantage of the latest technologies to bring costs down, and which are remarkably practical and natural to use for anyone familiar with the operations of law firms.

No matter what your involvement in law firms is, I invite you to make contact with me directly, I will always be happy to take your call or exchange correspondence."

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John Espley

Chief Executive Officer

John Espley is the Chief Executive Officer of LEAP UK. Prior to becoming the CEO of LEAP UK, John was Director of Sales (UK & Europe), a role which saw him drive significant user growth and revenue, more than doubling the number of users within 3.5 years. John has also worked in a number of other managerial roles within LEAP UK, charged with new business, operations, channels and sales.

Before LEAP, John was the Sales Manager of Peapod LegalOffice, developing both new and existing business servicing small and SME legal firms. He brings over a decade of experience selling and supporting software for small law firms throughout the UK.

John is passionate about sharing how LEAP can help transform small, boutique and SME law firms, having championed LEAP in the UK and Ireland.

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Gareth Walker

Chief Operating Officer

"I aim to ensure that all clients have a great experience in moving to LEAP from point of sale, right through to delivery of installation, training and beyond.

With 10 years' experience working with law firms, I understand their need for efficient and easy processes and this is what I continually strive to achieve."