Huron Consulting Group has snapped up the staff of the UK legal management consultancy H4 Partners. Alan Hodgart and Julia Chain from H4 Partners will join Huron as managing directors in the company’s Legal Consulting segment focused on advising law firms and inhouse law departments with internal strategic development. Hodgart and Chain will be joined by seven H4 colleagues. They will continue serving their existing clients on current engagements as well as building Huron’s UK and European presence.

Hodgart founded H4 Partners in 2007 to provide strategic advice to large law firms. He has more than 20 years of experience working in professional services with a concentration on strategy formulation and implementation services in the legal sector. The author of Strategies and Practice in Law Firm Mergers, Hodgart has spent his entire career as a strategic consultant. At Huron, he will be working with law firms to improve their competitive advantage, enhance profitability and practice effective business management.