Law firm Lodders has bolstered its Management Board with the appointment of a People and Culture Director.

HR specialist Grace Walton brings years of dedicated HR experience as well as legal sector expertise to Lodders, having worked in-house at law firms since 2017. In her role, she will lead and coordinate the delivery of the firm’s strategic and operational HR function, people initiatives and talent management activities, as well as growing the HR team.

Prior to Lodders, Grace was head of HR at law firm Wiggin. She has also worked in various HR roles across a number of professional services businesses including Browne Jacobson, Parexel, Capital One, and a forensic accounting firm.

Commenting on Grace’s appointment, Paul Mourton, Lodders’ managing partner says: “With a strong background and in-depth understanding of the legal sector, Grace is a proven candidate, who will help drive the next stage of Lodders’ development and growth. As a multi-site firm, we recognise the importance of maintaining the scale of our growth strategy, with our people at its very heart. Grace represents a significant addition to our leadership team and will deliver the necessary strategic expertise to drive excellence in our HR function.”

Grace Walton says: “I am delighted to be joining Lodders at what is an exciting phase in the firm’s growth and development. HR has always felt like a natural fit for me – it is a privilege to be able to problem-solve and help people be the very best they can be. As People and Culture Director at Lodders, I will nurture a strong company culture and ensure this is consistent across all our offices, providing an environment where our people can develop and thrive.”

Lodders is a premier law firm in Stratford upon Avon, Birmingham, Cheltenham, and Henley in Arden. Founded more 240 years ago, the firm offers expert legal advice across a range of legal services including private client, commercial law, real estate, and family law.

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