Rick Howlett

Rick Howlett

ILFM Executive Council

I commenced my career as a junior legal cashier for city firm Stephenson Harwood. I was trained in all aspects of accounting, I also attended college to study advanced business accountancy and management. At the age of 23 I accepted the position of legal finance manager supervising my first accounts department and was subsequently offered the opportunity to work at Stephens Innocent as finance, practice and IT manager. 

I went on to develope my own bookkeeping practice providing advice and preparing accounts for various small companies while continuing to work for leading city law firms. Recently I have worked as a consultant advising on SAR’s and compliance.

I am currently financial controller for Palmers, Essex’s leading law firm. I am responsible for the financial management of the practice supervising a department of 8 cashiers, I am also a member of the management committee overseeing IT and  business development.

With the ever-increasing demands placed on the legal profession the ILFM is vital in providing guidance, advice and on-going training.