Gordon McAlpine, the Co-Founder of BigHand, entrepreneur, author, adviser and legal technology veteran has joined the award-winning resource management experts, Mason & Cook as Non-Executive Director.
Gordon joins the firm to oversee the growth strategy for Mason & Cook’s technology product – Vantage. He will be responsible for the global launch and continued growth of the software arm of the business, using his extensive experience of scaling up legal technology companies from inception to global market leadership.
Mason & Cook have been supporting law firms for over 6 years in adopting best practice resource management processes and structures. They have been developing a technology offering over the past 18 months to further enhance the services provided to law firms and legal departments, allowing the processes they introduce to scale globally.
Gordon commented “I am always extremely selective about businesses I become involved with as I only like to get involved if I passionately believe I can add a lot of value and make a real difference. When Dave Cook approached me to discuss this opportunity, I was extremely impressed with his clear vision and ambitious plans to expand the Mason & Cook business with the introduction of the impressive Vantage software. Mason & Cook’s philosophy ties in very closely with my core values and they operate in a specialist area which allows firms to be more productive, their lawyers more engaged and is a key enabler for shifting the needle in diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.”
Dave Cook, CEO of Mason & Cook commented “To attract an individual of Gordon’s calibre and standing within the legal industry is a huge compliment for us and the impact our work has had across the legal sector. We are seen as the market leaders in process design and adoption, technology is the next logical step for us. To have Gordon as part of our firm to drive the growth of our ground-breaking technology allows us to drive the adoption of our products to benefit firms on a global basis.”
Gordon will become a member of the Board at Mason & Cook, alongside the Mason & Cook leadership team. He will also become part of the Mason & Cook Advisory Board alongside Jennifer Emery – former Director of Strategy & Integration at CMS, now Global People Leader at Arup, Sean Twomey – Director of Business Development & Marketing at HFW and Stephen Allen, Global Head of Legal Service Delivery at Hogan Lovells.
About Mason & Cook:
Mason & Cook are an award-winning resource management consulting and technology business within the legal sector. They introduced the first ever resource management structure within a Magic Circle law firm back in 2012. Over the past 5 years, Mason & Cook have worked with more than 10 global law firms to introduce resource management structures. They have delivered more than 20 pilot projects, across multiple practice groups and jurisdictions, 100% of which have been adopted as permanent structures within the firms.