Janvi Patel

Janvi Patel

HQ Team
Areas of expertise:
Chairwoman and co-founder of Halebury, an Elevate business, focussing on client management and business development as well as team building and management.

What do you focus on 

As Chairwoman of Halebury, I focus on both corporate growth and strategy and managing client relationships. Our clients drive our business and the legal market, so staying close to them and understanding their issues is a big part of my role.

Tell us about your professional background

I started my legal career as an employment solicitor at Charles Russell (now CRS) before I moving in-house as a senior employment lawyer at Nortel for EMEA.  In 2007, seeing that there was a gap in the market for flexible legal advice provided by experienced in-house lawyers, I decided to set up Halebury – one of the first alternative legal services providers at that time. I am a regular speaker at industry and business forums, Speakers for Schools  and an appointed Board member on Thompson Reuters’ In-house Consultation Board. I am a strong supporter and advocate for women’s rights at all levels and am an advisory board member of Equality Now and the Children of War Foundation. I was a founding committee member of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women – Mentoring Programme.

Tell us a bit about your working style and other interests 

I have three young children and live between LA and London.  I love a challenge and I love to challenge. I find it hard to resist questioning the rationale of the status quo: change is needed where there is any form of inequality or injustice.

This week is a significant milestone in Halebury’s evolution as we announced that we have been acquired by Elevate, the US-based market leading law company that provides sophisticated technology, people, data science and consulting tools to the legal sector, acting as a strategic partner to law firms and in-house teams. Our team at Halebury have […]
09 January 2019
LONDON – 8th January 2019 – Law company Elevate today announced it has acquired Halebury, the UK NewLaw firm. Halebury will be an Elevate business, retaining its own team. With UK-regulated Halebury on board, Elevate provides both in-house legal teams and law firms with a 360-degree service offering spanning talent, resourcing, consulting, technology and managed […]
08 January 2019

Both Halebury and Elevate were founded by entrepreneurs with a track record of pioneering alternative legal solutions for clients tired of traditional models and inefficient methods. Now clients, both present and future, will have access to the expertise of a trailblazing innovator of legal resourcing and the market-leading 360-degree law company.

Janvi Patel