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.
After ten years in NewLaw, we are now focussing on taking Halebury to the next level in providing flexible legal resourcing solutions for clients and their legal teams. Our mantra has always been that there has to be a better way, for both our clients and our lawyers, and we strive to continuously improve.