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.
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.