I was interested to read the recent case of IX v IY  which considered the question...
I am Birkett Long's Director of Finance and joined the firm in 2000. I was made Partner on 1 June 2011. I was previously Finance Director at York International, a subsidiary of a US company, which manufactured air conditioning and industrial refrigeration products, based in Basildon.
I am a chartered accountant and worked at KPMG in the early stages of my professional career.
At Birkett Long, I have sole control and responsibility for the financial management of the firm and for the Accounts Team. I am a member of the Board.