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Our Story

Originally launched in 2007, LOD is the original alternative legal service, born out of changes in the way people worked.

LOD Co-Founder Simon Harper dreamed up the idea of a flexible lawyering service whilst on a beach during a family holiday – lawyers and clients want to work differently.
8 talented lawyers answer Lawyers On Demand’s first advert seeking lawyers who want to work differently. Our first lawyer on assignment, Darren Heath, still works with us today and runs his own film production company alongside lawyering.
Ken Jagger, then a partner at Freehills (now Herbert Smith Freehills) founded Balance Legal, based in Perth.

John Knox, then the Head of Business Development at A&O founded Advent Lawyers in Sydney.
LOD’s UK turnover doubles.

Advent Lawyers opened their first Asia office in Singapore.
Copy-cat businesses started springing up.
Advent Lawyers and Balance Legal merged to become AdventBalance, making them the market leader in Australasia.

AdventBalance opened its second Asia office in Hong Kong.

LOD spun out from BLP to become an independent entity.

LOD launched their On Call service, connecting yet more great lawyers with great clients in new ways.
AdventBalance opened its fourth Australian office in Brisbane.
LOD had grown by 700% in 5 years, and had over 400 lawyers working for us.

AdventBalance launched its On Call service offering.
LOD and AdventBalance merged to create one of the world’s largest flexible lawyer businesses.
LOD celebrates its 10th Birthday in the UK.

LOD opens in Dubai, the first flexible services business to do so.
LOD opens its tenth office in Munich, Germany.

LOD welcomes Bowmark Capital as a new investor to support LOD’s growth plans.
LOD acquires lexvoco in Australia and New Zealand adding new services, geographies and technology to their existing offering to lawyers, consultants and clients.