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13 June, 2018 - 12:43 By Kate Sweeney

Law firm unveils new head of Cambridge office

Nick Finlayson-Brown is picking up the baton as head of office in Mills & Reeve’s Cambridge office from the long-serving Ian Mather who has left to pursue broader business interests.

Mather has been head of office for the past six years and instrumental in cementing Mills & Reeve’s position as the leading firm in the East of England region. 

Initiatives like the annual Question Cambridge event and his natural ability for networking mean that Mather is known to the vast majority of the Cambridge business community. He has also demonstrated his commitment to the wider community as chairman of Cambridge Ahead.

He said: “After 36 years in practice, and 33 years as a partner, it was time for me to slow down a little and pursue other interests, although I will still be very much involved in the Cambridge business community and hope to secure some non-executive positions with different organisations. 

Nick is the perfect person to hand over the baton to as he’s already well known in Cambridge and has some exciting plans for the office.”

Finlayson-Brown, a real estate lawyer and head of the firm’s China desk, plans to build on Mather’s excellent work by focusing on the thriving business culture in the region and, in particular, look to develop the growth in international investment that Cambridge has seen in recent years.

He said: “Cambridge is a centre of excellence for so many sectors and attracts fantastic opportunities for inward and outward investment. It’s a great opportunity to build on our links both at home and overseas.”

• PHOTOGRAPH SHOWS: Ian Mather with Nick Finlayson-Brown

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