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LOD reveals 40% growth and bolsters HQ team with Managing Director

LOD, the original flexible legal service provider launched by BLP in 2007, today revealed 40% annual growth and the addition of a Managing Director to its London HQ to help further boost LOD’s expansion.

Coverage also featured in the following publications: Legal Week, Solicitors Journal, Legal Practice Intelligence and City A.M.

Tom Hartley will begin his role as Managing Director at LOD on 30 March 2015. He joins LOD from Kroll Associates, the global leader in business intelligence and risk management, where he was CEO. With extensive experience in professional services, Tom’s background includes a Harvard MBA, Bain & Company and KPMG, where he was the Partner leading the firm’s strategy group.

Tom will work alongside LOD Co-Founders Simon Harper and Jonathan Brenner and Practice Development Director Tim Bratton, to deepen its client base, develop scalability and expand into new markets in the UK and overseas. Simon and Jonathan will continue to focus on ensuring that LOD provides a market leading service to its lawyers and clients and on developing new LOD services. Tim will continue leading LOD’s client development activities.

Simon Harper, LOD Co-Founder, commented: “We’ve always looked outside the traditional legal model for inspiration, and that continues with Tom’s appointment. With a great professional services background and experience of driving strategic growth, Tom’s appointment will help LOD to fulfil its potential as we accelerate our growth plans. We’re looking forward to offering our clients even more choice, flexibility and control over how they manage their legal work.”

Tom said: “The market for alternative legal services will continue to grow and change and, as the UK’s original provider, LOD is best placed to help shape that growth. LOD is a fantastically innovative business with all the foundations for continued success.  I look forward to working with Simon and Jonathan to build a business that continues to attract the best lawyers and most forward thinking clients.”

Neville Eisenberg, BLP Managing Partner and LOD Chairman said: “LOD has been a remarkable success story since it began in 2007.  LOD’s turnover has increased by more than 500% in the last four years and it now has a team of over 250 experienced lawyers who have completed hundreds of assignments for well-known global companies and law firms. We believe that the market and LOD has considerable growth potential and we welcome Tom to the LOD team. We look forward to exciting times ahead.”

Click on the links below to view all coverage:

Legal Week – BLP spin-off Lawyers on Demand appoints London managing director

Solicitors Journal – Freelance lawyer service reveals 40 per cent growth in turnover

Legal Practice Intelligence – UK flexible lawyer staffing service growing strongly

City A.M. – City Moves for 20 March 2015 – Who’s switching jobs

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