Chris Bull

Chris Bull

Executive Director

Kingsmead Square


Chris Bull has been a leading practitioner and pioneer in the field of professional firm business management for 20 years. He is a founding Executive Director at unique Retained Advisory firm Kingsmead Square and a Non-Executive Director at a number of businesses.
Within the legal services sector, Chris is closely identified with the accelerating transformation of the market and the implementation of new business models, advising on digital age strategies, transformation programmes, outsourcing, legal process redesign and shared service centres, as well as on the creation of a string of high profile new entrant Alternative Business Structures (ABS) in the UK market.


Chris’s career within the professional and financial services arena spans legal, accounting, consulting, banks and insurance.  His appointment as Chief Executive of UK lawyers Osborne Clarke in 2000 was in the first wave of business professionals hired into law firm leadership roles. In his subsequent global management role at professional service outsourcing firm Integreon, he was one of the architects of their rapid rise to market leadership in the legal & professional outsourcing space. As a member of one of the legal market’s best known strategy consultancies, Edge International, he worked with clients in the UK, US and Europe.  Chris began his career in the financial services sector, working in blue chip leading consulting, accounting and financial services organisations; PriceWaterhouse, Ernst & Young and NatWest Insurance Services.

Chris also designs and delivers Strategy and Partner conferences for individual firms. He has been a guest tutor at Nottingham Law School’s innovative legal MBA programme and an active member of a number of advisory boards. His two books published by Managing Partner/Ark: ‘Law Firms in the Digital Age’ (2013) and ‘The Legal Process Improvement Toolkit’ (2012) will be followed by a third, currently being researched, on new model legal workspaces.