Helen is COO at LegalEdge and runs the business together with CEO Donna.
Helen and Donna set up LegalEdge to provide SMEs with a commercially focussed and cost-effective legal solution that would help businesses scale faster and more effectively – covering legal operations (including budget control and risk management and training) as well as day-to-day legal work.
She continues to be frustrated by legal service providers who are too expensive, impractical and risk averse for fast growth SMEs. She hates ‘over-lawyering’ and always makes sure solutions are pragmatic, straightforward and commercial. She advocates an ‘inside-out’ approach where lawyers get to know companies’ goals and become part of the Ops team to manage legal risk, compliance and the budget.
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Helen’s into her wild swimming (that’s swimming in rivers, lakes and the sea in case you wondered) and loves a good festival.