Astraea Group, the multidisciplinary ABS law firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Piers Rake as a Partner from July 2023.
With 20 years of professional services experience and a background in commercial litigation, Piers brings a wealth of knowledge to Astraea Group having worked in private legal practice and for large professional services firms, including KMPG, PwC and more recently FTI Consulting, where he helped businesses, international organisations and governments to manage risk, resolve disputes and identify and respond to allegations or instances of fraud, corruption, bribery, money laundering and other acts of wrongdoing and misconduct.
Piers is a Solicitor, CEDR Accredited Mediator and a Certified Fraud Examiner. Piers has spent a significant portion of his career living and working overseas, including leading complex cross border engagements in Europe, the Middle East and in North and Sub-Saharan Africa.
The addition of Piers to the firm underpins Astraea Group’s commitment to providing clients with comprehensive support that exceeds the traditional law firm offering and one that maintains the highest ethical standards. By combining the expertise of barristers and lawyers with other professional disciplines including forensic accountants and tax specialists, the firm offers a holistic approach to commercial and legal challenges, ensuring that clients receive tailored approaches that address their specific requirements.
James Ramsden KC and co-founder of Astraea Group said:
“We are delighted to welcome Piers Rake to Astraea Group. His extensive background in investigations aligns with our strategic objective of expanding our multidisciplinary capability, offering comprehensive and diversified legal and professional services to our clients.
The vision that Nina Stewart, my co-founder, and I had when we launched Astraea Group in 2021 was to transform the delivery of expert advocacy and legal services so that our clients can benefit from a comprehensive and multidisciplinary service, and Piers will play a pivotal role in further strengthening this offering.”
Piers Rake said:
“I have admired what the team at Astraea Group are doing for some time. They are reimagining the delivery of legal and professional services, based on a multidisciplinary platform. I am therefore thrilled to be joining Astraea Group and I am looking forward to working with James, Nina and the wider team to further build on the firm’s multidisciplinary vision, collaborating across practice areas to provide clients with a unique service that is specific to their needs.”