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Nicole Slayton Hogan, CEO

Nicole is a “California Girl”, a dual U.S./UK citizen and is fluent in French and Spanish. Nicole moved to London in 2013 to be closer to family and because London is one of the great cities of the world. Prior to that, Nicole received her undergraduate degree from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, and worked in the US Senate, the US Embassy in Madrid, and with Jack Valenti at the Motion Picture Association. Nicole received her law degree from Loyola Marymount University in 2001, became licensed by the California State Bar Association, and continued her career at Warner Brothers Studios, Carsey-Werner Entertainment and 21st Century Fox.

On moving to London, Nicole served as General Counsel and Head of Human Resources for Miroma Ventures, where Nicole had the opportunity to implement original legal and operational structure, processes and international risk management strategies across the group. It was at Miroma that Nicole discovered her passion for helping entrepreneurial companies grow and scale strategically rather than opportunistically. She believes this can be done without sacrificing flexibility.

Nicole is a season ticket holder at Arsenal and extremely competitive in Fantasy Premier League football.

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Katherine Birkinshaw, COO

Katherine is the Chief Operating Officer for Motion Paradox where she oversees the daily operation of the business.

A born Londoner, Katherine gained her bachelor of science at University College London, studying History and Philosophy of Science, and went on to study law at BPP Law School. She has a background working in in-house legal teams for SMEs and large multi-national companies in the media and technology sectors. There she gained experience in, and a passion for, the commercial side of business, such as creating value, maximising growth, improving business performance and strategic management. In her previous roles she assisted with the re-positioning of businesses so that they were ready for sale or investment, including creating, implementing and streamlining procedures and strategies to bring value to such companies.

In her spare time she acts as a Trustee and Company Secretary to a local Citizen’s Advice office where she has a role in managing and planning the office’s overall strategic direction, operational performance, and assessing and managing any risk. She also has a passion for sport and is a member of a running club and a long-suffering Crystal Palace fan.

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Eamonn Hogan, Chief Compliance Officer

Eamonn worked as a solicitor in private practice for over 20 years and was Department Head of a team at Shoosmiths Solicitors. Eamonn is still on the Roll of Solicitors but wants to use his experience of dispute resolution away from large legal providers, regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Eamonn has been responsible for managing the cases of thousands of clients down the years. Eamonn has advised clients on a broad range of legal disputes where Eamonn’s clients have included individuals, companies and large insurance providers. With Motion Paradox, Eamonn is able to be much more nimble than with the larger, regulated providers and is able to work more closely with his clients. This is with the intention of analysing the business’s risk and allowing it to cut its legal costs by avoiding such high cost areas as court proceedings altogether.

Eamonn is a season ticket holder at Arsenal, enjoys travel and theatre.

Lauren Paralegal

Lauren Hunt, Paralegal

Lauren is Motion Paradox’s Paralegal and ensures that Motion Paradox clients receive the highest level of service and support. Lauren’s remit includes but is not limited to corporate, commercial, employment and intellectual property law matters. Lauren has particular expertise in rigorous due diligence, in-depth regulatory research and implementation of policies.

Lauren is well-versed in the nuances of the sales and operational elements of high-growth companies and balances her passion for guarding clients against risk with respect for business agility. Lauren is especially gifted in creating and communicating policies through training programmes.

She began her journey in a Legal 500 Litigation Legal Firm as a Team Assistant, and thereafter joined the in-house Television Distribution Legal Department for NBC Universal. Immediately prior to joining Motion Paradox, Lauren spent 2 years in the in-house Legal Department of NCP.

As an Affiliate member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, Lauren is currently undertaking her qualifications to become a Chartered Legal Executive. In her spare time, Lauren enjoys spending time with her Dalmatian, Pongo, travelling and cooking.

Crumpet Office Dog

Crumpet, Head of Business Development

Crumpet makes friends and influences people everywhere she goes. She spreads cheer and joy to all those she encounters. Her naturally outgoing and playful nature serves her well in developing connections and relationships with both her office peers and with clients. Crumpet enjoys travel, belly rubs, playing with friends in the park, beautiful sunsets, bacon, and her favourite monkey toy.