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meet our team

We are a close knit team and some of us have worked as a team for over 23 years. We all have varying backgrounds and different sector experiences and our close working relationships means that all of this can be brought together and combined for the benefit of our clients. If you want to contact a consultant direct, hover over the photo or, if on a mobile phone, click on the photo to initiate an email.

peter-owen

Peter is the Director and founder of Lights-On with over 30 years experience in IT. Before setting up Lights-On 12 years ago, Peter was the Global IT Director for Eversheds for 10 years and, as part of the wider executive, drove the technology aspects of the merger of the then 7 separate firms into one.

Prior to working in the legal sector, Peter held management and operational positions in DuPont working for Conoco and other, smaller subsidiary start-ups and JVs in the energy and pharmaceuticals sectors.

Peter Owen
Director

Peter is the Director and founder of Lights-On with over 30 years experience in IT. Before setting up Lights-On 12 years ago, Peter was the Global IT Director for Eversheds for 10 years and, as part of the wider executive, drove the technology aspects of the merger of the then 7 separate firms into one.

Prior to working in the legal sector, Peter held management and operational positions in DuPont working for Conoco and other, smaller subsidiary start-ups and JVs in the energy and pharmaceuticals sectors.

Conor-O’Brien

Conor is Lights-On’s expert in IT service management including optimising service desks or helpdesks, building support structures in IT teams and guiding on ISO IEC20000. Before Lights-On, Conor was the Head of IT Service Delivery & Operations at Eversheds for over 7 years and led Eversheds to achieve the ISO20000 Service Management standard for excellence in IT service delivery, the then only law firm in the UK to achieve this.

Conor O’Brien
Consultant

Conor is Lights-On’s expert in IT service management including optimising service desks or helpdesks, building support structures in IT teams and guiding on ISO IEC20000. Before Lights-On, Conor was the Head of IT Service Delivery & Operations at Eversheds for over 7 years and led Eversheds to achieve the ISO20000 Service Management standard for excellence in IT service delivery, the then only law firm in the UK to achieve this.

martin-deeley

Martin has over 30 years’ experience in IS/IT across a range of industries including professional services, engineering, media and the public sector. He has a wide range of technical skills and maintains a broad awareness of industry trends. A TOGAF certified Enterprise Architect, ISO27001 Lead Implementer and MoR Risk Management Practitioner.

He spent 11 years with Eversheds and was the IT Director at Martineau before moving in to consulting.

Martin Deeley
Consultant

Martin has over 30 years’ experience in IS/IT across a range of industries including professional services, engineering, media and the public sector. He has a wide range of technical skills and maintains a broad awareness of industry trends. A TOGAF certified Enterprise Architect, ISO27001 Lead Implementer and MoR Risk Management Practitioner.

He spent 11 years with Eversheds and was the IT Director at Martineau before moving in to consulting.

robin-boyle

Robin is an expert in the Application and Implementation of Practice Management Systems. He presents at conferences and to special interest groups as an expert in his field.

Prior to Lights-On Consulting Robin was Client Services Director at Pilgrim Systems plc, with responsibility for all Project Management, Implementation, Training and Support services.

Robin Boyle
Consultant

Robin is an expert in the Application and Implementation of Practice Management Systems. He presents at conferences and to special interest groups as an expert in his field.

Prior to Lights-On Consulting Robin was Client Services Director at Pilgrim Systems plc, with responsibility for all Project Management, Implementation, Training and Support services.

Stephen-Brown

Before joining Lights-On Stephen was the IT Director of Higgs & Sons and has 17 years’ experience of working in the legal industry.
 
Stephen has worked for both law firms and suppliers to the legal industry as a consultant for LexisNexis Enterprise Solutions providing expertise on practice management and case management solutions.
 
Stephen is a Prince II qualified project manager and, as well as general consulting, Stephen provides clients with consultancy services around portfolio, programme and project management as well as heading up Lights-On’s Project Services Division.

Stephen Brown
Consultant / Head of Project Services

Before joining Lights-On Stephen was the IT Director of Higgs & Sons and has 17 years’ experience of working in the legal industry.
 
Stephen has worked for both law firms and suppliers to the legal industry as a consultant for LexisNexis Enterprise Solutions providing expertise on practice management and case management solutions.
 
Stephen is a Prince II qualified project manager and, as well as general consulting, Stephen provides clients with consultancy services around portfolio, programme and project management as well as heading up Lights-On’s Project Services Division.

steve-whitwham

Steve is a consultant at Lights-On with over 25 years’ experience in IT across multiple business sectors.  Prior to Lights-On, Steve was the IT Director at Burges Salmon. 

Steve has also worked in some of the UK’s largest financial services organisations responsible for the delivery of IT services to corporate banking, retail banking, insurance, wealth management and treasury business lines across three continents.

Steve is highly experienced in IT strategy and transformation, merger & acquisition, IT selection & procurement, out-sourcing and programme delivery having been responsible for all of these disciplines during this career. 

Steve Whitwham
Consultant

Steve is a consultant at Lights-On with over 25 years’ experience in IT across multiple business sectors.  Prior to Lights-On, Steve was the IT Director at Burges Salmon. 

Steve has also worked in some of the UK’s largest financial services organisations responsible for the delivery of IT services to corporate banking, retail banking, insurance, wealth management and treasury business lines across three continents.

Steve is highly experienced in IT strategy and transformation, merger & acquisition, IT selection & procurement, out-sourcing and programme delivery having been responsible for all of these disciplines during this career. 

lucy-graham
Lucy Graham
Lucy Graham

Lucy is an AAT qualified book keeper and looks after Lights-On’s finances, billing and financial record keeping. Lucy also assists with process documentation and improvement internally within Lights-On.

Lucy Graham
Accounts / Book Keeper

Lucy is an AAT qualified book keeper and looks after Lights-On’s finances, billing and financial record keeping. Lucy also assists with process documentation and improvement internally within Lights-On.

Julie-McGovern
Julie McGovern
Julie McGovern

Julie McGovern, from HR Dept, is a Chartered fellow of the Institute of Personnel and Development (FCIPD). Julie has over 10 years’ experience at senior management levels within HR and provides ongoing HR support to Lights-On helping keep our company’s people matters, compliance and management elements in order and more akin to larger firms’ approaches. Julie is the Director of Hr Dept Stratford and Evesham.

Julie McGovern
HR Advisor

Julie McGovern, from HR Dept, is a Chartered fellow of the Institute of Personnel and Development (FCIPD). Julie has over 10 years’ experience at senior management levels within HR and provides ongoing HR support to Lights-On helping keep our company’s people matters, compliance and management elements in order and more akin to larger firms’ approaches. Julie is the Director of Hr Dept Stratford and Evesham.

brighterclients

"Lights-On’s deep sector knowledge and excellent support was invaluable in selecting our new Practice Management System. We really could not have done it without them"

MarkFinch
Mark Finch FD, Mills & Reeve

"Lights-On now acts as a trusted advisor and sounding board to our business."

KeithFeeny
Keith Feeny Director of IT & Operations, Hill Dickinson

"Good people who are great to work with and really know their stuff"

DuncanAstill
Duncan Astill Partner, Mills & Reeve

"I am sure that, without their help, we would have paid more for something that would have achieved less."

TimHalstead
Tim Halstead Managing Partner, Shulmans Solicitors

"Lights-On are utterly consistent and reliable."

JoStone
Jo Stone Partner, Stephens Scown Solicitors

"Lights-On provided a wealth of knowledge enabling us to start shaping our IT strategy. The team were able to give honest feedback and recommendations. Lights-On never let us down and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them."

Louise Igoe
Louise Igoe Partner, Lodders

"As a novice to a project of this nature [PMS Selection] they brought me up to speed quickly and helped the team drill down into what really mattered."

DuncanAstill
Duncan Astill Partner, Mills & Reeve

"We were highly impressed with their services"

ChrisLowe
Chris Lowe Managing Partner, Watson Farley Williams

"We have benefited greatly from Lights-On’s considerable understanding of the legal sector and available technological solutions, as well as from their consistently practical, outcome-focused advice"

RolandMilllar
Roland Millar Finance Director, Thomson Snell & Passmore LLP

"When taking on business critical projects, you need the specialist skills, professionalism and commitment provided by Lights On. We have used Lights-On for several key projects and their approach instils confidence and achieves project objectives."

DeanMostert
Dean Mostert ICT Director, Stephens Scown LLP

“Lights-On were superb on our DMS project. I highly recommend them. Professional, focussed, knowledgeable, pragmatic, organised and always adding value. If you are planning a new PMS, DMS or similar, think very carefully before going anywhere else.”

JonathanThornton
Jonathan Thornton Managing Partner, Russell-Cooke

"As a Partner and FD, when it comes to spending money, I'm not keen unless there is clear ROI. Lights-On proved that they were well worth the investment."

Mike Borg
Mike Borg Partner and Finance Director, Lodders

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