Welcome to the MPF Finance Group

Helping Group members be the best they can in a fast evolving and uncertain business landscape

The MPF Finance Group provides a formal network for those with overall control and responsibility for all financial aspects of their firm’s strategy. The Committee organises quarterly events for up to 20 people and a private Hub that:

  • Encourage learning through an exchange of ideas and best practice
  • Clarify how members can best contribute to the challenges and opportunities facing their firms
  • Explore ways to develop a relationship of mutual respect and trust with the firm-wide leader and other C-Suite members
  • Facilitate debate amongst those holding diverse perspectives
  • Provide members with insight into the value contributed by other management experts


Chair: Paul Edwards, Chief Financial and Operating Officer, DLA Piper international

Simon Adcock, Head of Professional Services – Corporate Banking, HSBC

Stuart Foster, Managing Director - Head of Financial Institutions and Professional Services, RBS

Edward Gordon-Hall, Operations Director, Edwin Coe

Arif Kamal, Chief Financial Officer, Thomas Cooper

Matthew White, International Practice Leader for Professional Services, BDO


  • We are dedicated to the issues that make a real difference to our members - other networks focus on technical capability.
  • We provide an inclusive forum - other networks exclude those without an accountancy qualification.
  • We treat you as an insider – coping with “non-lawyer, non-person” attitudes can be challenging, especially for those new to the sector


Takeovers & mergers: Lessons learned
Management Team Together

Speakers - Jenni Emery (CMS), Peter Madden (Arcadis), Jeremy Horner

Lewis Silkin, 5 Chancery Lane, Clifford's Inn, London, EC4A 1BL

Thursday 5 October 2017 - postponed

The challenges of leading a successful merger or takeover are varied and extensive. Leadership at all stages is paramount, from conception to integrating strategy and objectives all while leading a firm of people.

Each individual element of the firm faces its own specific challenges – from partners and fee earners to business services departments. A well-planned and executed integration ensures minimal disruption, underpinned with strong communication to both your people and your clients – current and future.


Coming soon...


  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Those with equivalent job titles to CFO (for example Finance Director)
  • Firmwide leaders
  • Client-facing leaders & Office heads
  • Approved members of other Groups
  • Approved members of Clubs

Membership details


Paul Edwards Chair:
Paul Edwards,
DLA Piper international
Simon Adcock Simon Adcock,
Stuart Foster Stuart Foster,
Edward Gordon-Hall Edward Gordon-Hall,
Edwin Coe
Arif Kamal Arif Kamal,
Thomas Cooper
Matthew White Matthew White,

More on the committee members…


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