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.

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

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