Parklane Plowden appoints a new Finance Director
7 December 2022

Parklane Plowden appoints a new Finance Director

We are delighted to announce that Martin Beanland has been promoted to Parklane Plowden’s Financial Director. Martin joined PLP in 2015 as an Accounts Assistant. Since then, Martin has worked extremely hard to work his way up within the organisation and most recently became a fully qualified Chartered Accountant.

Head of Chambers, James Murphy praised Martin on his promotion saying “His promotion is particularly pleasing as by dint of determination and sheer hard work he has progressed from being our accounts assistant in 2015 to a fully qualified Chartered Accountant in 2021 and now to the key role of Finance Director. A hugely impressive trajectory.”

Martin has taken over from Martin Mellor (Maternity Cover) and Jenny Hatfield.

Finance Director, Martin Beanland said he is “Honoured to be offered the role of Finance Director and I thank Parklane Plowden for placing their trust in me. Having worked closely with Jenny and Martin and seen first-hand the issues that PLP has overcome over the years, I believe it places me in a uniquely qualified position to inform and advise the leadership in a meaningful way that will lead us from strength to strength in the years to come.”

Chambers Director, Michael Stubbs “I am so pleased Martin has now become our finance director he has been a valued member of PLP for a number of years and his financial acumen is second to none, he will do a fantastic job and will be of great assistance to our boards in the future plans for chambers. It is always hugely satisfying when internal staff colleagues grow, develop professionally, and are recognised with promotion to senior roles within our management structure.”

We would like to thank immensely both Martin Mellor and Jenny Hatfield for the fantastic work they have done with PLP since the chambers management structure was put in place in 2014, where they have had a significant influence to create a strong financial bedrock for Chambers.