Janvi Patel is a NewLaw pioneer and has been spearheading operational, structural and cultural change within the legal services industry since starting Halebury in 2007. Her aim: to create an entirely original business model to service the needs of clients and lawyers at the senior end of the market.
Janvi has persuaded many clients who would generally look to a panel of large firms for legal advice, to try a new service delivery method. The firm now has strategic partnerships with clients such at BT, Barclays and Expedia, a growing roster of clients in the TMT and FS sectors and a team of 30 senior in-house lawyers.
As Chairwoman of Halebury, Janvi leads the firm with passion, vision and inspiration not only for genuine change within the industry from a service delivery point of view, but with regard to wider industry issues such as diversity and women in leadership.
She has recently been appointed as a Board member on Thomson Reuter’s In-House Consultation Board and is a regular contributor to LexisNexis Future of Law as well as Huffington Post.
Outside the legal sector, she is actively involved in the Children of War Foundation and is a long-standing Steering Committee Member for the Cherie Blair Foundation mentoring programme. She featured on the UK’s first ever Power Part Time 50 list, has been awarded a prestigious Red Hot Women Award through Red Magazine and was nominated for the Great British Entrepeneur and Asian Women of the Year Awards.