Management Team

Helen Ford

Managing Director

As Managing Director Helen’s role is very wide ranging from formulating company policy and strategy to facilities management and most importantly supporting the team and making sure they are happy and healthy. She tries to meet as many clients as possible and as LEX now has more than 280 sites in eight countries that keeps her very busy. Helen is fan of James Bond, Aston Martin and the Red Arrows.

David Connolly

Sales Director

David’s role involves contacting chambers across the country, and the world, to discuss their current business management system to ascertain whether LEX could be a future option. He gains an understanding of their business processes and demonstrates how the LEX team can help them.  When he’s not working he enjoys cycling and golf.

Nick Hartwell

Operations Director

Nick was a former clerk to chambers but he moved to Bar Squared in July 2008. His role includes systems analysis, data migration and software implementation.  He is the international face of LEX and has travelled the world to work with clients. He enjoys flying light aircraft and drinking red wine but not simultaneously.

Damien Breingan

Product Development Manager

Damien manages the development of LEX. He oversees the conception, design and implementation of new and existing feature development to meet regulatory and client specific demand.  Damien also manages development resources, to provide responsive support, whilst continuing to develop understanding and use of latest technologies. He is a keen guitarist and enjoys Metal and Rock.

Umesh Patel

Support Manager

Umesh manages the LEX support team and data migrations.  He has worked with the support desk for more than 13 years and has developed a successful and close relationship with our clients.  He enjoys fishing and being outdoors.


Paul Messenger

Account Team Manager

As an Account Manager Paul has a close face-to face relationship with clients.  He works to continuously propose solutions that meet their objectives and introduce them to new features and functionality in LEX that may benefit chambers. He began his career as a barrister’s clerk and moved to Bar Squared in 2009.

Heather Jones

Training Manager

Heather provides training on site or remotely to ensure users get the most from the software and are aware of the functionality. Heather also produces LEX training videos, tutorials and FAQs. Her one and only hobby at the moment is running around after a toddler.

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