MLP appoints Beaumont as first CEO


Entrepreneurial award winning regional law firm MLP Law has kick-started 2019 with the appointment of CEO Anna Beaumont, which follows the senior appointment of Stephen Chalcraft last month as Head of Real Estate and Built Environment. Anna joined the firm on 1st February to take up the newly created position and to accelerate the firm’s ambitious growth plans. Anna will focus on building and growing the MLP Law brand.

Anna, who for the last four years held the CEO position at gunnercooke LLP, has a strong track record of delivering fast growth and was a winner of Corporate Leader of the Year at The English Women’s Awards 2018 and is also a alumni of Insider’s 42 under 42 in the North West .  Anna previously specialised in corporate and private equity law, having advised on transactions across a wide range of sectors in addition to also gaining extensive in house experience at £1.2bn turnover Enterprise plc (now Amey).

Stephen Attree, current owner and Managing Director at MLP Law said:

“Appointing Anna as CEO is a significant milestone in our journey. We are an ambitious firm with talented individuals and a loyal client base. This appointment shows we are serious about making our mark on the legal market in the North West. Anna’s experience and knowledge of running a fast growth law firm will be a huge asset for us. We can see the sector is changing and our aim is to be at the forefront of that innovation.

The past two years have seen the firm attain strong solid growth and with Anna on board, we are excited to see what we can achieve together.”

Anna Beaumont said:

“Stephen is incredibly talented both as a lawyer and leader, we’ve known each other for a number of years and we share the same views as to how a law firm should operate. Creating the right culture, recruiting and retaining the very best talent, tailored customer service excellence and continual innovation are visions we both share. The legal profession is facing an unprecedented level of change.  We are well positioned to take advantage and create a corporate and commercial boutique, which also provides for those lawyers that wish to work independently, but with the support of the already established MLP Law offering. Our vision is to create a firm where lawyers have the choice to work in a way that best suits them acknowledging this may change along their with professional life.

I am thrilled and honored to be part of the MLP family and I am looking forward to helping build on the success they have already achieved”.

MLP Law has been on a strong growth trajectory over the past two years having acquired fellow North West firm WH Lill in 2017. The Altrincham-based firm has other offices in Lymm, Media City and Liverpool and has recently relocated their Liverpool office to larger premises at Mann Island.

Known for their specialism in the tech, digital, healthcare and hospitality sectors, MLP reported a 39% increase in turnover in the 12 months to August 2018. Clients include Malmaison, Hotel Du Vin Holdings and Internet Fusion Group.

For more information, please contact Stephen Attree or Anna Beaumont at MLP Law.