Jenny Heyes

Jenny Heyes

Areas of expertise:
Senior commercial lawyer with international experience spanning commercial partnerships and trading arrangements, IT and telecommunications, outsourcing and vendor management, GDPR and data protection, e-commerce and online services, shareholder management and governance, change management and culture change.

What do you focus on for your clients

I’m a commercial lawyer with over 20 years’ international experience in IT and telecoms in legal and non-legal roles. My experience spans commercial partnerships and trading arrangements, outsourcing and vendor management, GDPR and data protection, e-commerce and online services, shareholder management and governance. I also bring experience in culture change and global change management programmes.

Tell us about your professional background

A large part of my career was at Vodafone Group Plc, as Head of Legal for various divisions in the UK and overseas. I also held regional management roles with responsibilities in Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific. My early career was spent at Osborne Clarke, initially as a commercial litigator, and then in non-contentious commercial work for a range of technology and media clients.

Tell us a bit about your working style and other interests 

My working style is collaborative, and I build strong relationships swiftly. I quickly assess the commercial consequences of legal issues, allowing me to add value to decision making whilst taking care of the legal requirements. Outside of work I’m passionate about supporting those with mental health challenges. I volunteer at a mental health day centre on a weekly basis, offering practical and emotional support to the members.

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

Jenny is a great lawyer to work with – intelligent with a bright personality and committed to anything she takes on. She stands her ground in a good way, and thinks commercially so she is always willing to both collaborate and co-operate. I’d welcome the chance to work with her again.  

Ian Gray, OBE, CEO of Vodafone Qatar