Rick Howlett

Partner, Practice Manager

Rick (Non Solicitor) joined Vanderpump & Sykes in 2019 and brings with him experience of a 40 year legal career in finance, IT and practice management, he is part of our senior leadership team and is responsible for overseeing the Accounts and Administration Departments, including HR, IT, Marketing and Compliance.

Rick has extensive experience in financial and practice management, planning, budgeting and business development. He studied advanced business management and accountancy and has enjoyed a successful career in leadership positions working for prominent London Law firms. He takes a hands-on role and advises the Partnership on commercial strategies and has a track record of success in driving business growth. He also sits on a number of committees and is currently Vice Chair of The Institute of Legal Finance. Having a keen interest in computer programming he developed the first Law Society approved legal aid franchise software.

He guided the practice through COVID-19 and was subsequently offered the position of Partner taking up the role in November 2021.