About Lawspeed

Our People

Our management team is a dedicated group of professionals drawn from legal and commercial backgrounds.

Adrian Marlowe, our Managing Director, practised as a solicitor* for 20 years before setting up Lawspeed in 1997. He is responsible for developing our extensive portfolio of products and services, including the widely used Lawspeed contract templates.

Adrian is regarded as a leading authority on "recruitment law", has headed up various group representations to government since 2001 and is chair of the trade body the Association of Recruitment Consultancies (ARC). Adrian was the driving force behind the ARC's critical and highly successful stance on the Agency Workers Regulations. Adrian is also a member of the Genesis Initiative, a cross parliamentary SME support group, and is one of two appointed representatives responsible for reporting on the Agency Workers Regulations to the European SME group UAPME, which feeds into the European Parliament.

Ravi Murphy, Director, has a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management and passed the solicitors' qualification exams with a distinction. Before joining Lawspeed in 2000 Ravi gained extensive experience in all areas of risk management having spent 12 years working for a blue chip insurance company and a Lloyds syndicate. She has considerable experience of underwriting, risk assessment and claims handling as well as a significant expertise in recruitment law.

Ravi is our client services director and is responsible for business development. She is also a co-director and founder of the trade body ARC which she and Adrian set up in 2009 (see above).

Ravi specialises in contractual arrangements, commercial strategy, risk management, compliance issues and data protection in addition to recruitment and employment law issues.

Rebecca Marlowe, Director went into recruitment as a graduate and spent 15 years in the industry, first as a consultant then in sales management. Joining Lawspeed in 2003, now a co-director, she brings an understanding of the practicalities of the recruitment process as well as the operational and management issues faced by recruiters.

Rebecca is responsible for marketing and internal support functions.

Theresa Mimnagh, Associate Director qualified as a solicitor* in February 2004 and previously worked in private practice as an employment lawyer. She joined Lawspeed in 2005 and specialises in employment law, recruitment law, discrimination, employment status, employment contracts and policies as well as tax related issues.

Theresa heads up our client support and audit team and speaks regularly at our seminars on employment related subjects. More recently Theresa has become one of our chief presenters on the Agency Workers Regulations and is an expert on related issues.

Ben Grover, Senior Legal Consultant qualified as a solicitor* in October 2008 and worked at two firms in their company commercial divisions before joining Lawspeed in June 2009.

Ben heads our government liaison and lobbying group. Ben specialises in recruitment and contract law, and is an expert on the agency regulations including the Agency Workers Regulations.


Sofie Lyeklint, Legal Consultant qualified as a solicitor* in January 2014. She speaks fluent Swedish and Mandarin and specialises in employment law. Prior to returning to the UK to train with a specialist employment law firm, she worked for two international real estate advisory firms in China advising on institutional real estate investments and global corporate services transactions.

Sofie has a particular interest in solving day-to-day employment issues and is committed to reaching the best commercial outcome for our clients. She is an expert on restrictive covenant disputes, discrimination, bullying and harassment, investigations and disciplinaries, redundancy and business restructure, as well as Employment Tribunal claims, drafting and advising on employment contracts, employment manuals and settlement agreements.

Lawspeed is supported by an additional team of specialist consultants.

*All staff are non-practising solicitors in their roles at Lawspeed