Kain Knight, one of the UK’s largest firms of costs lawyers, has appointed Nadia Blinova as general manager of its costs and debt management subsidiary company SettleFirst Consulting JLT, based in Dubai.
SettleFirst specialises in advising insurance companies, banks and other institutions on debt recovery and collections, and also works closely with the legal community in the United Arab Emirates.
Nadia hails from Russia but studied in the UK before moving to Dubai. Nadia has worked in the events and marketing team at PwC (London) and was the business development manager at Al Rowaad Advocates & Legal Consultants, a law firm based in Dubai which specialises in arbitration. Al Rowaad also has a debt collection offering which Nadia was involved in. She therefore has excellent skills and experience for the role with SettleFirst.
Nadia will help to develop SettleFirst’s existing income streams and originate opportunities for Kain Knight’s traditional and new legal pricing and costs consultancy services for law firms based in the UAE and throughout the rest of the GCC region.
Peter Petyt, Kain Knight’s chief executive officer, said:
“We are delighted to welcome Nadia to the Kain Knight Group. This is the next step in our growth strategy for the GCC. Nadia has an enviable mix of skills and experience which are well suited to the Group’s objectives of developing a strong brand in the legal and financial communities throughout the region.”