Leading alternative legal services provider Lawyers On Demand has announced two appointments, including the former General Counsel of Optus, as it boosts its newly launched Designed Solutions offering.
Paul Cowling, LOD Australia Managing Director comments “We believe that our Designed Solutions offering is very well positioned to meet a fast growing area of demand within the legal services market. As such, we quickly appreciated that this offering required a dedicated team of industry experts”.
James Kenney will lead the charge for Designed Solutions in Australia, taking on the newly created role of Head of Service Development – Designed Solutions. Prior to this, Kenney held the role of Head of Client Solutions, Sydney for LOD.
“Given his background and experience in legal technology solutions and project management, James is perfectly placed to undertake this new role for LOD. James has already undertaken some excellent work to date defining and rolling out our Designed Solutions offering within Australia” adds Cowling.
Mr Kenney has been observing an increased demand for designed solutions when speaking with clients.
“Designed Solutions is a simple, efficient way of helping GCs structure, focus and deliver operational improvement by having teams of lawyers boosted by technology, data and project management” Kenney said.
Jenny Rees, who was with Optus as General Counsel for 16 years, will also join the LOD Designed Solutions team as their Lead Consultant. She comments, “I am thrilled at the opportunity to join LOD. Being passionate about improving the way in which legal services are delivered, I am very excited at the opportunity to help drive LOD’s growth in this area. I have worked with LOD for a number of years and look forward to being a part of their HQ team”.
Cowling continues, “We are very excited to have Jenny Rees join us. She brings with her an incredible depth of knowledge and experience which will be invaluable to our clients. Having worked with Jenny as a client for a number of years, we are absolutely delighted to now have her join our team”
“This is a really exciting phase of our growth and these two appointments demonstrate our commitment to this area of the legal services market”.
Lawyers Weekly and the Australasian Lawyer both covered the news of Jenny Rees, who served as the general counsel of Optus for 16 years, joining LOD as the lead consultant for the Designed Solutions team.
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