Denise Nurse

Denise Nurse

HQ Team
Areas of expertise:
Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Halebury, 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.


Halebury features in this year’s edition of the Legal 500 for IT / Telecoms and Sport. For IT and Telecoms, the NewLaw firm is ranked in Tier 3. Commentary reads: Halebury’s ‘brilliant’ team includes lawyers with significant in house experience across IT and telecoms sectors and is led by the ‘responsive’ Denise Nurse and Janvi […]
31 October 2018
Halebury has contributed to Juro’s new eBook on legal operations. The book is authored by 14 legal innovators who reflect on their experiences of making the various competencies of legal operations work for their legal team, and for their business. Halebury CEO Denise Nurse contributes on the chapter on vendor management. You can download the […]
16 October 2018

My passion is driving change in the legal services industry - whether that be pioneering new methods of working, championing diversity, or mentoring future lawyers.

Denise Nurse