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David Laud


Direct Line: 0191 2550 204

David Laud
David works with the partners setting and implementing the firm's strategy. He has a varied commercial background having held senior management positions for both Thomas Cook and AT&T. In addition to operational matters and working with business clients he heads the Education sector working closely with schools including a growing number wishing to convert to an academy.

Having held the post of CEO for 14 years David is now supporting the new Chief Executive as consultant, helping the business to run smoothly by assisting with….

  • Strategic Planning
  • Marketing & Business Development
  • HR Management & Recruitment
  • Budgetary Control
  • Client Care
  • Compliance & Risk Management
  • IT

In addition to the above David is the Head of Samuel Phillips Education Services. He introduced a specific service assisting schools who were wishing to convert to an Academy.  For more information click here

David is regularly asked to deliver workshops and seminars on a range of management and marketing related topics and frequently comments in national, regional and legal media publications and online forums.

He has appeared on Radio 4 and BBC News as an expert on social media marketing. (He is the author of “Social Media Marketing for Law Firms“)

This marketing and overall commercial experience is useful for clients seeking impartial advice to assist in growing their business.

David is married with 3 children and lives in Hartburn. In his spare time he likes to keep fit, write a regular blog, enjoy live music, audition for the occasional reality TV show and support his home town football club, Peterborough United.

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Commercial Property Legal Secretary Vacancy

April 23, 2018

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced commercial property secretary to join Samuel Phillips. Work type: The role will involve a diverse range of client work including landlord and tenant work, agricultural matters, property finance, acquisitions, disposals and large-scale development work. The successful candidate will support a senior associate. Main duties and responsibilities: Opening […]

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Samuel Phillips Law Firm – New Offices from 19 March 2018

February 26, 2018

“PLEASE NOTE WE ARE MOVING. From 19 March 2018, Samuel Phillips will be situated at 18-24 Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6AD.  A link as to where to find us is here:; telephone numbers will remain the same.”

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