Our Team

Introduction to our team

Centrix Legal advises law firms of all sizes, from sole practitioners to large national firms, with a focus on supporting regional independent firms. Whilst many of the challenges facing law firms are the same, the people, the approach and the solution should always be individual. In all cases, we start with a personal meeting to review your goals, concerns and aspirations and work in partnership with you to create a plan, which will accomplish these aims.

We believe that our team has a combined unique set of skills sets that can help you drive your business and achieve your strategic aims.

Andrew Dixon

DIRECTOR

Andrew is an accountant (FCA), corporate treasurer and a member of the Institute for Turnaround.

He is an experienced and commercially minded financial professional and combines both board advisory roles and hands-on interim roles managing difficult cash situations and running change projects including start-ups, joint ventures, turnarounds and re-organisations.

Kerry Sherrad

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Kerry has over 25 years’ experience as a finance professional. She is an AAT member (MAAT) and has been the Head of Finance in a number of large legal practices and more recently has set up finance functions for a number of start-ups. Her experience also includes working with firms experiencing financial stress and providing turnaround expertise.

Forecasting and managing cash are some of her particular areas of expertise, as are creditor management and collections. Sector specific skills include a detailed knowledge of the Solicitors Accounts Rules. She has the ability to work with incumbent finance teams and provide the leadership and motivation required to improve performance.

Kerry often works with clients on an interim basis where the finance team needs support. This can include setting up and running finance functions both in-house or outsourced.

Guy Barnett

COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR AND IN-HOUSE COUNSEL

Guy is an experienced Managing Director & Business Development Consultant with over 25 years experience in the legal profession and associated service organisations.

He has a wide ranging set of management skills as well as a strong record of success in the B2C & B2B marketplace.

A pragmatic leader and team player that creates unique and innovative strategies to translate vision into results. Guy has strong analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills with a passion for making a difference.

Wendy McLean

CASHIERING TEAM LEADER

Wendy has over 17 years Legal Cashiering experience having worked in a variety of sized Law Firms ranging in size from, 2– 50 partner. She is familiar with all aspects of law firm bookkeeping and financial management.

As the Team Leader Wendy is responsible for the day to day operation of our legal cashiering service.

Nick Crampton

INTERIM FINANCE DIRECTOR

Nick is a seasoned Financial Controller and Finance Director.  He is an accountant (FCCA) and has spent more than a decade in finance.  He has sector experience in news and media, hospitality, telecoms (reseller), architecture and call centres.

Nick is experienced in all facets of accounting, financial control, financial management, financial and operational reporting as well as creation of prospective financial information including short term cash flow forecasting, budgeting and medium term forecasting.

He is particularly adept at financial change management having cleaned up a number of finance functions, migrated and outsourced finance teams and hived-up acquired entities.  His experience spans both divisions of highly successful blue chip corporates, and smaller more entrepreneurial businesses suffering financial stress and distress with the inevitable need for more stringent bank reporting, close cash forecasting and management and HMRC negotiations.  Nick’s approach manages to blend a collaborative working style with colleagues and stakeholders but a directness when it comes to the need for change and improvement