Rick Howlett

Rick Howlett

ILFM Vice Chair

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 develop 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 work on as a consultant assisting new practices to develop and helps those practices who are finding trading challenging, I have lectured on the SAR’s and have successfully assisted with the implementation of new computer systems.

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