Next year will see Collinson clock up 20 years at Addleshaw Goddard, one of the 15 largest law firms in the UK. Based in Leeds, he leads a four-strong team spread around the country – media relations manager Caroline Davies is based in London while corporate comms manager Hannah Jones operates from Manchester.

The team works across the full spectrum of comms, with recent activity including a large campaign for the firm’s real estate team focused on housing supply trends, while Collinson has also recently led the revamp and delivery of a new firm website.

In November, the firm’s partners approved its merger with Scotland’s HBJ Gateley, a move that will see the size of the company swell to over 1,100 lawyers and a combined fee income of around £224m. Much comms activity is set to accompany the integration.