Leadership Team

Nick Brailey
Chief Executive Officer
Nick Brailey
Chief Executive Officer

Nick Brailey was appointed CEO of Law Business Research in June 2019, after joining the company in 2018 from the LBR acquisition of Globe Business Media Group, where he served as CEO.  

Prior to joining LBR, Nick held numerous senior positions within the information services market. As managing director of corporate development at GlobalData Plc he worked on multiple major M&A transactions; prior to that, as chief operating officer he oversaw large-scale integration and transformation projects. Nick brings transaction and commercial experience to LBR, spearheading the company’s growth initiatives in addition to most recently overseeing the acquisition of the US-based IP analytics business Docket Navigator.  

He has a degree in Management Sciences from Warwick Business School. 

Tosh Bruce-Morgan
Chief Financial Officer
Tosh Bruce-Morgan
Chief Financial Officer

Tosh is an experienced CFO with knowledge gained from large multinational listed corporations and smaller private equity-backed businesses. As well as taking care of financial operations, Tosh is also responsible for the critical operations of the business, including the people and talent, facilities and events functions. Tosh joined Law Business Research in 2016 having previously worked at VNU, Cision and Pearson in various CFO roles. 

Claire Pape
Chief Financial Officer
Claire Pape
Chief Financial Officer

Claire joined LBR as CFO in May 2022. As CFO Claire is responsible for the financial performance and operations of the business. Prior to joining LBR Claire was Group CFO at Telegraph Media Group supporting the substantial growth in digital subscriptions and has held senior finance roles at Guardian News and Media and William Hill PLC.
Claire brings experience in digital media, international content led businesses and subscription business models. Claire is a qualified CIMA accountant.

Claire Bagnall
Content Development Director
Claire Bagnall
Content Development Director

Claire is responsible for the research, cross-functional planning, development and commercialisation of new and evolving products with a particular focus on driving strategic growth through new subscriptions opportunities. Starting as a marketing assistant in 2012, Claire has worked in various commercial roles across the Law Business Research subscription products. 

Tom Barnes
Managing Director, Performance Data
Tom Barnes
Managing Director, Performance Data

Tom is the Managing Director of Performance Data. In this role he is responsible for the collection of market data across all brands through digital and in-person qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, the creation of high-value data products through the application of proprietary evaluation frameworks and analytical insight, and the strategic development and financial performance of the division overall. Tom joined the business in 2002 as a research analyst on Who’s Who Legal and spent seven years as its Head of Research. 

Leon Bates
Finance Director
Leon Bates
Finance Director

Leon is responsible for finance operations, planning and analysis. After completing his accountancy training contract with Grant Thornton, Leon spent several years at reed.co.uk, the technology arm of Reed Global, holding a number of senior finance positions before joining VC-backed SaaS start-up Decibel as Finance Director. Leon joined Law Business Research in 2020. 

Clare Bolton
Content Director
Clare Bolton
Content Director

Clare is the content director. In this role, she is responsible for the group content strategy and the content output for a number of our intelligence platforms, including Global Competition Review, Global Data Review, IAM, Latin Lawyer, Lexology and World Trademark Review. She joined the business in 2005 as a reporter on Latin Lawyer and has worked in a number of content roles, including a publisher for a range of platforms. 

Dan Cole
Managing Director, Asia-Pacific
Dan Cole
Managing Director, Asia-Pacific

Dan is Asia managing director, based in Law Business Research’s Hong Kong office and responsible for the group’s activities across the Asia-Pacific region. Dan joined the business in 2012 to help set up the regional office and drive the company’s growth across this dynamic market. Prior to Law Business Research, Dan managed Euromoney’s Legal Media Group titles including Managing IP, IFLR, Asialaw and China Law & Practice. 

Eddie Costelloe
Managing Director, Analytics
Eddie Costelloe
Managing Director, Analytics

Eddie is an experienced managing director, having been with the business for over 20 years. He is commercially responsible for the Analytics product suite and has extensive experience delivering products to market and building a team. Eddie’s focus is on working with leading law firms on the Lexology platform. 

Rosie Cresswell
Editor in Chief, Lexology
Rosie Cresswell
Editor in Chief, Lexology

Rosie is responsible for the Lexology PRO, GTDT and ILO content teams. She has been with Law Business Research since 2006, beginning as a news reporter on Latin Lawyer and holding the editor position of that title for several years. She has overseen the content strategy for Lexology PRO since its launch in 2019, adding GTDT and ILO to her remit more recently.  

Sinead Dineen
Managing Director, Legal Careers Group
Sinead Dineen
Managing Director, Legal Careers Group

As managing director of LawCareers.Net (LCN), Sinead oversees the website, publications and events that the team produces for aspiring lawyers. She ensures that LCN’s users have access to the information they need to succeed in the legal profession and connects clients with the right candidates – guaranteeing a valuable service for both parties. Alongside this, Sinead is head of LBR’s CSR, having established the programme in 2018. Sinead has worked with like-minded colleagues to launch a variety of successful initiatives, including diversity networks, a sustainability committee, an internal mentoring programme, numerous social events and charity linkups. 

John Eborall
US Commercial Director
John Eborall
US Commercial Director

John is US commercial director leading the New York office. John joined the business in 2008 and worked within the intellectual property division of the business before dedicating his time to the events division in 2018. Since switching to the US commercial director role, John has driven the success of our brands with key clients based across the US.  

Amy Elderfield
Director of Customer Success, Global Intelligence Platforms
Amy Elderfield
Director of Customer Success, Global Intelligence Platforms

Leading a global team of Customer Success professionals, Amy is responsible for ensuring our customers get value from our Global Intelligence Platforms.  Amy’s key focus is to advocate for our customers and put their experience at the heart of our platform development process.  She previously worked at IPC Media before joining the business in 2005 and has worked in several commercial and product-based roles.

Denise Hollway
People and Talent Director
Denise Hollway
People and Talent Director

Denise leads the P&T team and the People & Talent agenda at LBR, ensuring we attract, develop and retain high-quality talent in a culture that is inclusive, collaborative and fun. She joined in March 2021 from Auction Technology Group where she was Chief HR officer. Prior to that Denise has held senior roles at ITN, Al Jazeera, News International and The FiveTen Group, more recently in PE-backed companies. 

George McFerran
Managing Director, Legal Information
George McFerran
Managing Director, Legal Information

George is the Managing Director for Legal Information, this includes our legal intelligence subscription platforms and analytics products. He joined the business in January 2020. He is an experienced Managing Director having worked in digital media for listed and early-stage companies globally and across multiple functions throughout his career. 

Alex Morrall
Chief Product Officer
Alex Morrall
Chief Product Officer

Alex Morrall is Chief Product Officer at Law Business Research and is responsible for product development across the group’s brands. His role is to apply technology to legal content and workflows to deliver seamless client experiences, and his team plays a central role in driving the business’s growth strategy. Prior to joining Law Business Research, Alex worked at Practical Law Company during its rapid growth. 

Adam Myers
Production Operations Director
Adam Myers
Production Operations Director

Adam is production operations director at Law Business Research and is responsible for all production and design operational activities. His role is to ensure delivery of market leading content, products, brand, and client services across the group. His teams include content management, content production, online content and design, all of which play an important role in facilitating revenue delivery and brand development for existing products and new content types.  

Ameet Phadnis
Director of Operations
Ameet Phadnis
Director of Operations

Ameet joined Law Business Research in late 2018, bringing senior management experience in business intelligence from GlobalData and consulting experience from a range of businesses including Accenture and BAE Systems Applied Intelligence. He is responsible for driving change across the organisation through the Programmes function, the continued digital transformation of the Production team and overseeing the Data and CRM teams to help solve our business information challenges.  

Chris Proud
Chief Technology Officer
Chris Proud
Chief Technology Officer

Chris is responsible for all technology in the business and application development teams. He joined the company as a graduate 20 years ago and with the support of the business is now LBRs Chief Technology Officer. Prior to joining the business, Chris was developing case management systems for the legal market while studying computer science. Chris has a strong understanding of all areas of technology and development and, while he spends most of his time leading the tech teams, he can still be seen getting stuck in where needed to help solve problems. 

David Samuels
Publisher
David Samuels
Publisher

David is the longest serving journalist at Law Business Research. Since joining in 1999, he has run sister sites Global Competition Review and Latin Lawyer (as a locum), launched Global Arbitration Review, Global Investigations Review, Global Restructuring Review and Global Banking Regulation Review, and organised numerous conferences under those brands. He read law at Oxford and Cambridge. 

Darryl Towell
Chief Executive Officer, Docket Navigator
Darryl Towell
Chief Executive Officer, Docket Navigator

Darryl is chief executive officer of Docket Navigator. Before founding Docket Navigator, Darryl was a patent litigator for more than ten years. With extensive experience as a trial attorney at Jones Day with a focus on complex patent litigation, Darryl is uniquely suited to lead the Docket Navigator team. LBR acquired Docket Navigator in August 2021.  

Alexi Whitehouse
Managing Director, Events
Alexi Whitehouse
Managing Director, Events

Alexi is director of events, responsible for all aspects of Law Business Researchs networking solutions portfolio, which comprises 120 global events across 12 brands. Alexi joined the business in 2002 and worked in a number of commercial roles before starting the events division in 2009 and growing it to where it is today. She previously worked for Thomson Reuters in its legal publishing division, Sweet & Maxwell.