Ali Kabani

My legal background and experience working in law firms has helped me to develop a keen understanding of what solicitors need: legal standards, how best to market our services, how to grow, developing strategies to target new clients as well as maintaining the ones we have.

During my career to date I have handled transition to cloud desktops, providing on-site training and IT support, produced new marketing brochures, driven forward the development of new websites and organised social events for several firms.

I take pride in being proactive and thinking outside the box and am looking forward to exploring new ways to build OGR Stock Denton’s profile.

Education/Background

I graduated from Kingston University with a BA Business with law in 2009. I started working as a paralegal at AP Law the following year whilst completing my Postgraduate Diploma in Law. I went on to become administer when the company went into liquidation in October 2010. From there I joined sister firm Balsara & Co, which then merged with Royds LLP in 2012. I started working in marketing/operations before being promoted in March 2014 to Operations Executive. I Joined OGR Stock Denton in January 2016 as Marketing/Business Development Manager.

Leisure interests

I enjoy keeping active and playing/watching football, cycling, squash or boxing.

Robert Talbot

I have worked as a Practice Manager at practices of varying sizes for the past 14 years.

Having originally trained as an accountant, I have transferred those skills into the legal world and utilise my knowledge and experience to assist in driving business profitability through effective staff management and team strategy and freeing up fee earners to focus on clients and their business development.

I joined OGR Stock Denton in January 2015 and it is without a doubt the best place I have ever worked. There is so much to do but everyone is willing to embrace change and that in turn motivates me to work harder and drive us forward.

As part of my role with the firm, I focus on change management, compliance, lockup management, facilities, HR and IT. I also facilitate Partner meetings and assist the finance team on a regular basis with both reporting and general management.

I believe it is important to encourage business growth and help make a team more profitable, while continuing to ensure individuals feel valued.

Education/Background

I joined OGR Stock Denton in January 2015 as Practice Manager, bringing with me years of experience in similar roles at law firms of all sizes both in the City and regions.

Leisure interests

Away from the office I am a keen sportsman and plays disc golf regularly. I also picked up a love of all things Oriental while living in Hong Kong and am a keen amateur chef.