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About Financial Eye

About Us

Who, why and what

Industry experts waiting to help

At Financial Eye we are a group of professionals who are experienced in business management who are here to help you identify the risks and vulnerabilities that your law firm faces, as well as making sure you are compliant with your regulatory obligations.

We have tailored solutions to suit your firm, both big and small.

Our panel of experts

Meet the Financial Eye Team

Nigel Wilson FCCA | T: 020 3126 6886 / 07730 500272 | E:

Nigel is an experienced Finance Director who qualified in 1994 and has held senior finance positions for the last 20 years in a range of businesses and sectors. At Ovivo (part of a TSX listed company) he was Global Finance Director and carried responsibility for Bill 198 (SOX) compliance for 14 world-wide entities. He has also worked with AIM-listed companies and start-ups. He has an in-depth knowledge of SRA compliance matters and the SRA Accounts Rules.

David Thorpe | T: 020 3126 6885 / 07879 640123 | E:

David is an advisor to a number of companies and prior to joining Financial Eye, David was CEO of FCA regulated insurer, First Title Insurance plc. David set up the UK operation and grew it into an international business turning over £70M providing a mixture of services to Law firms, Conveyancers and Mortgage Lenders. David remains as a Non-Executive Director of First Title Limited.

Ian Johnson | T: 07860 411467 | E:

Ian is a qualified accountant and has spent his professional life working almost exclusively with law firms, ranging from small sole practitioners to large international LLPs, Limited Companies and PLCs.

Ian spent a number of years as an auditor at the Big 4 accountancy firm KPMG, working with some of the UK’s largest law firms, he then spent more than 10 years as a Director in the legal sector specialist teams at the large national accountancy firms Hazlewoods and Crowe UK, before heading up the legal sector group at top 15 accountancy firm Saffery Champness.

As well as being the Chair of the Institute of Legal Finance and Management (ILFM) and Vice-Chair of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAEW) Solicitors Advisory Group, Ian lectures nationally on topics such as the SRA Accounts Rules, financial compliance and management for a number of key professional training organisations.

Ian Richards FCA | T: 07767 472550 | E:

Ian is an experienced Finance Director having qualified with KPMG in 1990. He has worked in senior finance positions in industry and commerce for over 20 years for businesses across a range of sectors, from owner-managed to publicly quoted.

As Finance Director in charge of the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions of a Canadian owned Publicly Listed Company he was responsible for introducing, rolling out and subsequent monitoring of the processes and procedures for Bill 198 (SOX) compliance across 10 entities worldwide.

Ian is approachable, adaptable, pragmatic and down to earth

Mark Everson ACMA, BA (Hons) | T: 07770 975608 | E:

Since gaining a degree in Economics, Mark has over 20 years experience as a key decision-maker in company finance roles.

Mark is an FD with a wide range of experience across sectors including Construction, Restaurants, Retail, Wholesale, and Logistics. Having worked predominantly with SME businesses, he is able to communicate key financial information and strategies to all levels of business. The challenging scenario faced by an SME develops a strong understanding of the fundamentals needed within a business to enable it to fulfil its potential. Mark has extensive experience in managing Working Capital, Financial Risk and developing Management Information reporting.

Ali Hassan | T: 07860 945455 | E:

Ali is our forensic expert and is known as 2.5 due to his expertise in helping firms deal with Residual Balances.  He has an accomplished commercial banking background, having worked within several coverage segments of the UK’s largest commercial banks.

A highly effective and passionate compliance specialist with a dynamic result oriented focus, versatile, self-driven with strong analytical, numerical and interpersonal skills.

After joining Financial eye, he has been extremely instrumental in keeping Solicitor firms on the right side of the Regulator.