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.


As the legal landscape continues to evolve, so does the role of the lawyer. Janvi Patel writes for the Elevate blog on the shift to a third career path, the future of work and a new breed of multidisciplinary lawyer. To read the piece in full, head over to the Elevate blog: If you […]
04 June 2019
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

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