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Janvi Patel


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. The firm now has a team of more than 30 senior in-house lawyers providing flexible resourcing solutions to FTSE 250 and SME businesses, strategic partnerships with clients such at BT, Sky and Virgin Media and is highly ranked by the Legal 500 for its work in Technology, Media and Telecoms. 

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 is as a Board member on Thomson Reuter’s In-House Consultation Board, blogs regularly about growth and change within the in-house legal sector and is a regular contributor to Huffington Post. 

Janvi has been featured on the UK’s first ever Power Part Time 50 list, has been awarded a prestigious Red Women Award through Red Magazine and was nominated for the Great British Entrepreneur and Asian Women of the Year Awards. She was also listed in City A.M.’s Women in the City Power list and recently won the WeAreTheCity – Rising Star Awards.