At Kidd Aitken, our team of experts bring years of experience advising law firms on all aspects of submissions to leading directories and awards providers, including Chambers, Legal 500, IFLR1000 and more.

Our size (over 25 staff and growing) and breadth of expertise enable us to work across large international law firms and cover multiple practices. With a wealth of experience that includes former editors and researchers from all major directories. In fact, our founder Jacob Aitken was the editor of the first three editions of Chambers Latin America and co-founder Daniel Kidd was the founding editor of Chambers Asia Pacific. Our team also houses the former editor of Chambers UK, and deputy editors and researchers of Chambers USA, Chambers Europe and Legal 500.

We’re currently celebrating Kidd Aitken’s fifth anniversary. Founders Jacob and Daniel have been assisting clients with their submissions and improving their rankings for well over a decade.

Awards for Kidd Aitken

Our experience, testimonials and track record highlight our success and achievements. But we also take pride in the number and scope of awards and accreditations we’ve received to date. Including being ranked top of the list for legal consultants and strategists by Law Dragon 2020. Here’s just a brief selection.

Directors

DANIEL

Daniel Kidd

DIRECTOR

Daniel has 12 years’ experience in the legal sector. He spent four years at Chambers & Partners in London, and was the Editor of the first three editions of Chambers Asia Pacific, launching the first edition in Singapore in 2008.

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Jacob Aitken

DIRECTOR

Jacob Aitken is a Director of Kidd Aitken Legal Marketing. Jacob has 16 years’ experience in the legal sector. He was the Editor of the first three editions of Chambers Latin America, launching the first edition in Buenos Aires in 2008.

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Tony Williams

Advisor to the Board

Tony Williams has more than 35 years’ experience in the legal profession. He was Managing Partner of the world’s largest law firm, Clifford Chance, where he spent almost 20 years.

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Senior Consultants - Legal Directories

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Giseli Farias

Head of Latin America and Iberian Markets

Giseli has a degree in Education from the University of Rio de Janeiro and a professional diploma in Project Management from the Brighton School of Business and Management.

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Richard Winter

Senior Consultant

Richard has more than 10 years’ experience in the legal sector, both on the directory and the law firm-side. He spent more than five years working across various Chambers & Partners directories.

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Daniel Arthur

Senior Consultant

Daniel is a Senior Consultant.
He has worked in legal publishing for over five years, with experience as a Deputy Editor on the Chambers Asia-Pacific and Chambers Global guides.

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Matthew Cripsey

Senior Consultant

Matthew is a Senior Consultant. He holds a first-class BA in French Studies, an MA in Translation and is currently studying in his spare time for an MSc in Environment & Sustainability.

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Alex Cowlishaw

Senior Consultant

He has four years of legal sector experience, working for the Chambers and Partners Europe team as a senior researcher and writer. In this role he predominantly conducted in-depth research and analysis.

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Rachel Laurenson

Senior Consultant

Rachel is a Senior Consultant. She holds a first-class BA in Modern Languages (Spanish & Chinese) and an MA in Latin American Interdisciplinary Studies.

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Ian O'Neill

Senior Consultant

Ian studied European Law with German at Nottingham Trent and completed the Legal Practice Course at Inns of Court, School of Law (now City Law School). He has 12 years’ experience in the legal sector.

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KATE-LEDIGO

Kate Ledigo

Senior Consultant

Kate is a Senior Consultant. She holds a first class degree in Politics from the University of Sussex and a Graduate Diploma in Law from BPP Waterloo.

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Consultants - Legal Directories

MATTHEW-EYRE

Matthew Eyre

Consultant

Matthew Eyre combines a very strong understanding of the law and the legal industry with superb writing, editing and proofreading skills.

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DAVID-GREAVES

David Greaves

Consultant

David has many years of experience working with the legal sector. He spent several years with Chambers and Partners handling research for several guides, including the UK, US, Europe, and Global guides.

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Eva Oddo

Consultant

Eva has worked as a writer and researcher for Chambers & Partners and Legal 500, researching European, Latin American and US legal markets.

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James Wright

Consultant

James is a Consultant. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Newcastle University. James worked at Chambers and Partners for three years, on the Chambers Insight team. Whilst at Chambers, he wrote market insight reports for leading law firms.

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Christopher Lahr

Consultant

Chris is a Consultant. He has four years of experience in the legal sector, having worked as a Senior Researcher and Assistant Editor on the Chambers and Partners Latin America guide. Chris has vast experience in researching legal markets across Latin America, including Uruguay, Argentina & Brazil. Chris has a BA in Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures & Linguistics from Kings College, London.

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Angelica Pedroso

Consultant

Angelica has vast experience in the business and legal marketing environment and has worked for law firms in London and São Paulo, developing corporate communication, marketing and branding projects.

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Maleeka Shillingford-Clarke

Consultant

Maleeka is an experienced Research Analyst with a demonstrated history of working in the publishing industry. Skilled in Interviews, Surveys, Usability Testing, Focus Groups, Statistical Analysis, Affinity Diagramming, Qualitative Research, Quantitative Research, Content development, G-suite applications, Data Modelling, Data Management, AB and multivariate testing.

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Laura Bishop

Consultant

Laura is a Consultant – She worked for two years at Chambers’ Student and Associate guides as a Senior Research Analyst and Content Writer. She also has an MA in Creative and Critical Writing from the University of Sussex.

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Francesca Scott

Consultant

Francesca holds a BA in Creative Writing and Critical Practice from Ruskin College, Oxford and an MA in Creative and Life Writing from Goldsmiths University, London.

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Legal Directory Specialists

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Monica Graulund

Legal Directory Specialist

Monica has vast experience in the legal sector, having worked in the Intellectual Property space for a business development consulting company. Prior to this, Monica worked in marketing, sales, and business development in a variety of sectors including financial services and pharmaceutical sales.

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Natasa Constantin

Legal Directory Specialist

Natasa is a Legal Directory Specialist at Kidd Aitken. She has completed a Law degree at the University of Warwick and has interned at city law firms in Romania.

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Neha Sunil

Legal Directory Specialist

Neha is a Legal Directory Specialist. She is currently studying law at the University of the West of England. Neha has experience in a variety of legal pro-bono roles and has assisted lawyers with research, interviewing clients, and drafting letters of advice.

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Managers

DONA-TILLING

Donna Tilling

Administration Manager

Donna started her career in property auctions, handling the sale of repossessed properties for a large building society. She has held a number of customer service and account management roles.

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Caroline Triggle

Office Manager

Caroline is Kidd Aitken’s Office Manager. She has over 25 years’ experience within the Property Management and Operational Management sector.

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Chloë Thomson

Legal Directories Manager

Chloë holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of Glasgow and is a licensed attorney in New York State. Chloë has six years of legal experience in both the UK and US markets working for a variety of law firms.

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Coordinators

ANGELA-ARMITAGE

Angela Armitage

Head of Coordination

Angela started her career in a variety of finance roles, most recently in Business Development for AXA Wealth Financial Institutions division, working with Financial Advisers of major banks, such as, HSBC, Coutts, and Lloyds.

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Nikita Bout King

Coordinator

Nikita is a Coordinator at Kidd Aitken. Nikita has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Asian Institute of Management and a Business Analytics Certification from Northwestern University Chicago.

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Raisah Ali

Coordinator

Raisah Ali is a Coordinator at Kidd Aitken. She assists leading law firms across the world with all aspects of the legal directory research process. Raisah has a robust background in marketing and considerable experience with FMCG brands such as Pringles, Dove, and Persil throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Victoria Soria Morales

Coordinator

Victoria holds a bachelor’s degree in International Affairs from the University of Monterrey with a major in International Trade. Her work experience includes working for the General Consulate of Spain in Monterrey for six months.

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Kate Noble

Coordinator

Kate holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Exeter. She has experience in a variety of sectors including financial services and medical administration. She is also a qualified teacher of English as a foreign language.

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Consultants

GARY-MAINING

Gary Manning

Consultant

Gary Manning is a marketing, communications and business development consultant. He has over 30 years’ experience in a number of senior roles in the professional services sector.

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Eugenia Navarro

Consultant

Eugenia Navarro is a marketing, communications and business development specialist. Eugenia has a Master’s in Strategic Marketing from ESADE (Spain’s leading business school, and one of the leading such institutions worldwide).

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