Our executive team

George Bisnought

Founder and Managing Director

George qualified as a solicitor in 1991 and has worked extensively in both private practice and within industry, predominantly as legal director for a number of global software companies. He established Excello Law in 2009 at the vanguard of a new era in legal services provision, addressing client demands for greater accessibility, quality and value for money.

Joanne Losty

Recruitment Director

A specialist in commercial litigation, Jo joined Excello Law in 2009 and is responsible for recruiting lawyers with the commercial acumen, legal expertise and outstanding client relationships who are looking for greater freedom to practise.  She listens carefully to what lawyers want to achieve from their move to Excello Law and tailors bespoke solutions to support their practice.

Jon Harrison

Chief Financial Officer

Jon is a former corporate finance partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers based in London and is a chartered accountant with more than 20 years’ expertise working with many businesses at board level.  He is responsible for financial strategy and investment, ensuring a robust financial platform to support the future growth of the business.

Lesley Potter

Chief Marketing Officer

Lesley has spent over 20 years working in PR and marketing, across agencies and in-house – including as UK communications director for Compass Group PLC – as well managing her own business. She is responsible for the strategy and implementation of the firm’s digital communications, PR programme and personal marketing support for lawyers.

Advisory team

Dame Janet Gaymer

Janet is an eminent employment lawyer with both public and private sector experience. She is currently a non-executive member of the House of Commons Commission and chair of the House of Commons Administration Estimate and Members Estimate Audit Committees. She was the co-chair (together with Sir Mark Potter) of the Consultation Steering Panel for the Legal Services Education and Training Review.

Victoria Vaksman

Victoria is an international executive, adviser and entrepreneur. She has created and built companies from start-up to highly profitable international enterprises turning over hundreds of millions. Victoria was a co-founder of two companies, one of which was successfully sold to a FTSE 100 Group and the other was listed on the US Stock Exchange.

Talent acquisition

John Lacey

Head of Talent Acquisition

With a career in executive recruitment and a detailed understanding of the legal profession, John heads our talent acquisition programme advising and supporting lawyers from the moment they contact Excello Law.  He understands the motivations and challenges for lawyers looking for their next career move and provides sound advice, expert knowledge and practical solutions, working in the strictest confidence with candidates.

Support Team – Excello 360

Deon van Schalkwyk

Operations Manager

Rebecca Lehec

Support Service Manager

Lisa Sharkey

Legal Secretary

Lucia Cassidy

Legal Secretary

Sharlene Chitrin

Personal Assistant

Mel Woodward

Melanie Woodward

Operations Assistant

Daisy Porter

Trainee solicitor

Zahra Mahmood

Trainee solicitor

Carole Spencer


Danielle Stanley


Stuart Phillips


Patricia Taylor


Laurence Laidler


Ruth Harrison

Ruth Harrison


Lizzie Kiteley

Lizzie Kiteley


Rio Rogers


Lucy Evans

Lucy Evans

Support Services Assistant

Carol Clare

Legal Supervisor

Lindsay McCormack

Legal Cashier

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