Halebury announces expansion with three senior hires
Alternative law firm Halebury has today announced the appointment of three lawyers, bringing the firm’s total number to 31. A NewLaw pioneer, the firm specialises in providing senior legal resourcing solutions for listed corporations and fast-growing SME’s, predominantly within the technology, media and telecoms and financial services sectors.
Following last year’s strong growth, which included six lawyers joining Halebury and a number of key client wins such National Grid, the first half of 2016 has seen the recruitment of Jan Hawgood, Katherine Kennedy and Neeta Mashru.
Jan Hawgood brings with her some 20 years’ experience, with the last 8 years spent in-house at Chevron, where she was based in the UK (EMEA Region) and Asia Pacific. Jan is a highly experienced commercial, projects and transactional lawyer having negotiated a range of complex, high value agreements including joint venture arrangements, M&A deals, commodity sales, construction, outsourcing and procurement contracts. She is a trusted advisor to management and business teams on strategic and operational matters.
Katherine Kennedy is a highly experienced commercial lawyer with a strong track record of matching contracts to commercial and operational realities. She spent 8 eight years at VocaLink, a company that operates the UK infrastructure for payment systems such as Bacs, Faster Payments, LINK, as well as associated services such as Paym and Current Account switching. As Senior Counsel, Katherine negotiated the execution or renewal of most of these major contracts.
A practised technology and media lawyer, Neeta Mashru joins the firm from the BBC, having spent 17 years at the broadcaster as a Commercial Lawyer. At the BBC Neeta acted as lead lawyer on the multi million pound outsourcing procurements of television playout services; transmission infrastructure technology; and disability access services for television as well as related commercial support to the operations teams. She was also responsible for drafting and negotiating a number of commercial agreements and worked on the structured financing of BBC Broadcasting House.
Commenting on the appointments, Chairwoman and Co-founder of Halebury, Janvi Patel said:
“Jan, Katherine and Neeta are experienced in-house lawyers capable of turning their hands to a wide range of work and influencing outcomes at the highest level. Crucially, they all have a strong commercial mind-set and will offer not just legal advice but strategic business intelligence – skills which are critically important to our clients.”
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Halebury is an alternative law firm and NewLaw pioneer. Established in 2007 by Denise Nurse and Janvi Patel, the firm’s flexible model provides a range of resourcing solutions to their clients and a unique career path for their lawyers. Their team is made up of 31 veteran lawyers, all of whom have backgrounds in City law firms and substantial experience working in-house for businesses such as Ericsson, Discovery, Virgin Media and Arqiva. As such, their lawyers have the legal experience and commercial expertise to seamlessly integrate into businesses.