Ken Jagger, Co-Founder
AdventBalance / LOD (Lawyers On Demand)
In 2008, Ken Jagger, a partner at Freehills (now Herbert Smith Freehills) had a lightbulb moment. He realised that lawyers and clients could work together in a more flexible and innovative way. He created the secondment firm Balance Legal that same year which then merged with Advent Lawyers in 2012, creating the successful NewLaw firm AdventBalance.
Following significant growth in Australia and Asia, AdventBalance has recently merged with LOD (Lawyers On Demand) in the UK, creating one of the world’s largest and fastest growing alternative legal services businesses. The business now operates 7 offices across 4 countries and has a team of over 600 lawyers.
With some further exciting ventures in the near future, Ken leads change in the industry, challenging traditional structures, supporting NewLaw models and continually looking for new ways to provide both clients and lawyers with better ways of working together.