FOUNDER & CEO
Ben worked as a lawyer at Clifford Chance and as an in-house counsel at a global tech company before founding Crafty Counsel, originally as a side hustle in 2017.
CHIEF INSIGHTS OFFICER
Sonia started her career at DLA Piper Paris before moving in-house at global publicly traded industrial, energy and retail companies in Ireland and in the UK (Veolia, Kingfisher). She launched legal functions from scratch twice, implementing legal operations innovations – including as first General Counsel for a high growth Ed-tech.
Sarah is an experienced business development specialist who joined the legal industry in 2006 and never left, apart from a brief stint as a diving instructor in Bali.
HEAD OF CONTENT
HEAD OF VIDEO
Will studied video production in Manchester and now has 10 years experience of making videos, in all shapes and sizes. In recent years he was a finalist at Series Fest for a short film he made. When not out filming or editing, Will enjoys a bit of adventure should it involve scuba diving, sky diving or a round of golf!
HEAD OF MARKETING
Hannah is a marketing specialist who has worked for Cannes Lions and in the Middle East with experience in crafting digital strategies and integrated campaigns which creatively tell stories through video, visual, and copy.
EVENTS & COMMUNITY OPERATIONS MANAGER
Jasmine recently moved back to London, after spending the majority of her life in the Middle East. She has been in the events industry for over 10 years and has certainly seen it all in her time – nothing is to big nor small. When she isn’t organising events, you’ll find her exploring Europe on the weekends or riding her horses in the countryside.
Toby works part time as a Community Ambassador for Crafty Counsel, looking after two Community groups. After training and qualifying at Clifford Chance, his background is mainly in-house with Canon Europe, most recently as a Legal Director. In 2017, he made an internal move into Learning & Development which includes coaching. He also volunteers as a peer supporter for LawCare.
Emma is a former High Growth and Google UK/IE General Counsel, now working as a leadership and personal coach, facilitator, and sustainability consultant. With Crafty Counsel, Emma enjoys facilitating community calls designed to bring “joy, insight, and connection” to in-house legal professionals around the world.
Nicola owns and runs a multiple award-winning learning and development consultancy. A former barrister, Nicola is a certified business psychologist, a Fellow of the LPI, and an experienced executive coach. She Co-Chairs Birmingham Law Society’s Legal Tech Committee.