Denise Nurse

Denise Nurse

HQ Team
Areas of expertise:
Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Halebury, an Elevate business, focussing on strategy, management and client service.

What do you focus on

As CEO, I focus on client relationships and developing new product and service solutions.  I look to find more effective, efficient and empowering ways of working with our clients.

Tell us about your professional background

I co-founded Halebury 11 years ago as an opportunity to create the kind of firm that I would like to work for and engage. Having started my career as a corporate commercial solicitor at Charles Russell (now CRS), I worked in-house as a commercial and technology lawyer for Sky before helping to develop and shape the Halebury offering. I mentor women in law and tech and young entrepreneurs.  I also speak regularly on diversity and inclusion in business and am a supplier executive committee member for MSDUK, the supplier diversity organisation.

Tell us a bit about your working style and other interests 

I have three children and live in Twickenham.  Outside of running Halebury I am also a broadcaster and presenter and manage all of these elements by having a very strong and amazing team of people in my life; my family, friends and colleagues. Juggling many different interests, it is crucial that I embody the Halebury agile working ethos!

My greatest joy is seeing others realise their own ambitions and goals, whether that is a GC in managing their team or a lawyer managing their career in a way that works for them.


Halebury Co-founder Janvi Patel: Last week, I received an Honorary Doctorate from my old college, the University of Law. As part of the ceremony, I had the opportunity to address this year’s law graduates and talk about my career journey and lessons learned. It seems like only yesterday I was in their shoes. I could […]
08 May 2019
Halebury Co-founder and Chairwoman Janvi Patel has today been awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Law (ULaw). The accolade recognises her position as one of the legal industry’s first female founders of a pioneering NewLaw firm, as well as her ongoing work and campaigning for women’s rights. Janvi obtained a BA in Law […]
01 May 2019

Elevate and Halebury combined provide an ideal home for specialist, creative and innovative talent. Our team can now operate on a global scale enjoying the best possible training and career development opportunities, and our clients benefit by our attracting and retaining the finest legal minds.

Denise Nurse