Karen Edwards confirmed as new ILFM Head of Professional Development


Karen Edwards is joining ILFM’s Senior Leadership Team as the Head of Professional Development

The Institute of Legal Finance & Management (ILFM) today announced the appointment of Karen Edwards as the new Head of Professional Development. She has been appointed with effect from 3 April 2023.

The announcement comes as the ILFM grows its Senior Leadership Team and reshuffles the Council that supports the professional body.

Karen comes with a wealth of experience and an extensive list of qualifications, including:

  • Law Degree, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (qualifying in 2010) 
  • Certificate in Business Accounting from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • ILFM Diploma

Tim Kidd, Chief Executive of the ILFM said:

“As our membership and reach grows, so too do our education, training and collaborative processes. Protecting client money through risk management and supporting our members who are integral to law firm sustainability and cashflow, it gives the ILFM pleasure to welcome Karen onto our Senior Leadership Team to steer technical and professional qualifications for our existing members and members to come.

The ILFM offers vital information, education and resources for all legal accounting and practice management professionals, together with being the backbone for COFA, AML and Accounts Rules’ resources.”

Karen Edwards said:

“As the newly appointed Head of Professional Development at the ILFM, I am delighted to take on this role to drive forward innovation and flexible education for all in the legal industry. The ILFM is a well-led and impressive organisation with its members and students’ needs at its core.  I look forward to driving standards of excellence in legal finance & management and working seamlessly with the SRA, LSB, Law Society and industry partners.”


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