Elevate Acquires Halebury, Expanding Flexible Lawyering Platform and Resourcing Capacity
Acquisition of pioneering UK NewLaw firm marks third deal in three months by law company Elevate
LONDON – January 8, 2019 – Law company Elevate today announced it has acquired Halebury, the UK NewLaw legal resourcing firm. Halebury will operate as an Elevate business, retaining its 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 services.
Commenting on the acquisition, John Croft, President of Elevate, said, “Halebury’s expert talent gives our customers access to an even deeper pool of senior in-house resources and a combined team that can lead and manage complex legal projects from end to end.”
Denise Nurse, co-founder of Halebury, said, “In addition to what this means for our clients, we are thrilled about what it means for our people. Elevate and Halebury combined provide an ideal home for specialist, creative and innovative talent. Our team will now operate on a global scale, leveraging the best possible training and career development opportunities, and our clients will benefit from our ability to attract and retain the finest legal and business minds.”
Janvi Patel, co-founder of Halebury added, “Both businesses were founded by entrepreneurs with a track record of pioneering alternative legal solutions for clients tired of traditional models and inefficient methods. Now clients have access to the combined expertise of a trailblazing innovator of legal resourcing and the technology and services of the market-leading law company.”
Elevate CEO Lokendra Tomar said, “This is another important step in our strategy to revolutionize the sourcing options in the global legal services market.”
The acquisition builds on a period of strong organic growth for Elevate, further expanding its international footprint and bringing its headcount to about 1,000 globally. In Q4 2018, Elevate acquired legal AI technology and consultancy LexPredict and Sumati Group, a leading provider of contract lifecycle management (CLM), augmenting its technology-enabled legal services to help law departments and law firms solve increasingly complex problems.
Elevate is a global law company, providing consulting, technology and services to law departments and law firms. The company’s team of lawyers, engineers, consultants and business experts extend and enable the resources and capabilities of customers worldwide. Elevate is the most-used law company according to the 2017 State of the Industry Survey published by the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC) and has been ranked as a top global legal services provider by Chambers & Partners for four years in a row. More at elevateservices.com
Halebury is a market-leading legal consultancy and resourcing firm, one of the original pioneers to develop the NewLaw space in 2007. The firm’s senior in-house lawyers deliver the right skills at the right point to suit client needs, working with over 100 leading businesses across a range of industries and achieving on average a 90% client satisfaction score. Described as ‘brilliant’ with ‘significant in-house experience,’ Halebury’s vision is for a future where lawyers are re-inspired and clients can access outstanding in-house lawyers at a reasonable price. More at halebury.com
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