The Lexoo Story


At Lexoo, we’re obsessively passionate about using technology to help legal teams find great external counsel in our global network (typically ex-big firm senior lawyers), who offer high-end expertise on a low-overhead basis.

We believe there is a better way for in-house legal teams to source, compare, and hire external counsel. The Lexoo solution is easier, more cost-effective, and transparent. Whether the need is for ongoing support, counsel for one-off matters, or assistance with international work, Lexoo provides a trusted method for legal teams to source high-quality advice.

We’re a team of ex-lawyers ourselves, and we rigorously vet every lawyer who joins the Lexoo platform. Businesses across the UK now use Lexoo to quickly tender out their legal work to our global network of lawyers, compare competitive proposals within days, and hire great lawyers. Read more on how it works here.

Technology has levelled the playing field in so many business fields, why should the law be any different? We quit our jobs as City lawyers to change this. We have a relentless focus on ensuring that all lawyers on our platform are experts in their fields but also share our philosophy of efficiency, transparency and cost-certainty.

How Lexoo started

Lexoo was founded by Daniel van Binsbergen and Chris O’Sullivan in 2014. As a lawyer in a large law firm, Daniel experienced first-hand the inefficiencies of that model, where clients are often left frustrated at the lack of transparency and inflated legal-fees.

In a world where technology is making work more flexible, services more efficient, and more cost-effective for businesses and consumers, the same changes can be brought to the legal industry. At Lexoo, we are determined to revolutionize the business of law and deliver legal services for the 21st century.

We previously worked at

  • Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Linklaters
  • The World Bank
  • BBC
  • De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
  • Cleary Gottlieb
  • Allen & Overy

Our team

  • Daniel van Binsbergen

    CEO and Co-founder

    Before founding Lexoo, Daniel worked for over 5 years as a lawyer at an international law firm (De Brauw), first in Amsterdam, then in London. He's always up for a game of squash, and is easily excited.
  • Chris O'Sullivan

    CTO and Co-founder

    Chris has been developing websites and apps for more than 10 years - with companies such as Forward Partners, Aegis Media, and the BBC. He loves playing board games and drinking cocktails - ideally at the same time.
  • Ivy Wong

    Ivy Wong

    Product Manager

    Ivy is a Product Manager at Lexoo. She worked as a project finance lawyer at Allen & Overy for over four years, in both Hong Kong and London.

    Ivy holds an MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University.

  • Georgia Kaufman

    Georgia Kaufman

    Sales Development Representative

    Georgia is one of Lexoo’s Sales and Business Development Reps. Before joining the Lexoo team, Georgia worked in the private commercial world and later the in-house media sector.

    Like all Aussies, she enjoys her coffee and avocado smash, as well as all things yoga and nature.

  • Charity Yan

    Charity Yan

    Senior Client Solutions Manager

    Charity is a Senior Client Solutions Manager at Lexoo.

    Prior to joining Lexoo, Charity worked in business development at Ashurst and Shearman & Sterling LLP.

    Charity holds a law degree from University of Nottingham.

  • James Valentine

    James Valentine

    Head of Marketing

    James heads up Lexoo's marketing team, having previously run marketing at equity research platform Research Tree, and worked in user acquisition for venture-backed BrightTalk.

    James holds a degree from the University of Aberdeen.

  • Unna Bhatt

    Unna Bhatt

    Operations Manager

    Before joining Lexoo as an operation manager, Unna practised as a barrister for ten years. She appeared at courts across the country and was instructed by various prosecuting bodies before going in-house to work in government litigation.

    Unna holds a LLB from Warwick University.

  • Chris Catley

    Chris Catley

    Full-Stack Developer

    Chris is a full-stack developer at Lexoo. Prior to joining the team, Chris was regional manager for a national outdoor sports company.

    Chris enjoys sci-fi, zombie movies, pizza, and cycling, he also holds a degree in Graphic Design from Loughborough University.

  • Adil Khan

    Adil Khan

    Legal Network Manager

    Adil is the Legal Network Manager at Lexoo and oversees the growth of our global panel of lawyers. He has a background that ranges from advising on legislative reform, to practising corporate law with Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP.

    Adil holds a J.D. from the University of Victoria.

  • Nicole Moriniere

    Nicole Moriniere

    Employee Experience Manager

    Nicole manages the people experience at Lexoo.

    Nicole previously worked as a lawyer at the World Bank and in the Iowa House of Representatives after studying law in Washington, D.C. and Paris. Nicole is a qualified yoga teacher, and enjoys travelling and spending as much time outdoors as possible.

  • Jack O'Donnell

    Jack O'Donnell

    Senior Client Solutions Manager

    Jack is a Senior Client Solutions Manager at Lexoo.

    Jack was a litigation associate at Allen & Overy in Sydney before moving to London and joining Lexoo.

    He holds a J.D. from the University of Sydney.

  • Hannah Gentry

    Hannah Gentry

    Head of Operations and Legal Network

    Hannah is the Head of Operations and Legal Network at Lexoo. She is a journalist by trade, and has worked as an account manager and an investment portfolio manager.

    Hannah has a B.A. in news editorial journalism and a minor in Spanish from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

  • Hannah Houston

    Hannah Houston

    Growth Marketing Associate

    Hannah supports the marketing team at Lexoo. She is an ambassador for Startup Grind Thames Valley and before joining Lexoo, worked at Harley-Davidson as a legal intern.

    She enjoys cheese and wine nights and the occasional gym session to compensate.

  • Ben Harris

    Ben Harris

    Business Development Director

    Ben heads up business development at Lexoo.

    Before joining Lexoo, he worked as a litigation solicitor at Norton Rose, as well as Hausfeld.

    Ben holds an MA from Edinburgh University.

  • Annie Gilchrist

    Annie Gilchrist

    Product Manager

    Before joining Lexoo, Annie worked as a lawyer at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP for over four years. Annie is also trained as a full-stack developer.

    In her spare time Annie likes to paint and make ceramics. Annie holds a BSci and MA in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge.

  • Sarah Charig

    Sarah Charig

    Business Development Manager

    Sarah is a Business Development Manager at Lexoo.

    Prior to joining Lexoo, Sarah worked as a commercial litigator at Norton Rose Fulbright and then Fladgate.

    Sarah has a BA from the University of Leeds.

  • Kriszta Matyi

    Kriszta Matyi

    Full-Stack Developer

    Kriszta is a Full-Stack Developer at Lexoo.

    Before joining Lexoo, Kriszta worked as a full-stack developer at a software consultancy and in various agencies London.

    Kriszta loves spending time in the outdoors: hiking and snowboarding are her activities of choice.

  • Esther Olatunde

    Esther Olatunde

    Full Stack Developer

    Esther is a Full Stack Developer at Lexoo.

    Prior to joining the team, Esther co-founded Tress (YC W17) as the CTO and worked as a senior developer at a software consultancy firm building products for businesses in London.

    Esther enjoys sci-fi books/movies and yoga.

  • Nadya Kirichenko

    Nadya Kirichenko

    Legal Talent Manager

    Nadya looks after the community of legal consultants at Lexoo and is in charge of the smooth running of interim placements for our customers.

    Prior to joining Lexoo, she worked as a lawyer for a number of banks and financial institutions such as Natixis and EBRD, and as a legal project manager at Obelisk Support.

  • James Younespour

    James Younespour

    Financial Controller

    James qualified as an ACA accountant in practice before gaining experience in several commercial in-house finance roles, most recently helping drive the growth of realtime technology company Pusher.

    James is a very athletic person, regularly playing racket sports, football and now calisthenics.

  • Nic Brisbourne

    Nic Brisbourne

    Advisor

    Nic is a seasoned venture capitalist. Nic has been Managing Partner of Forward Partners since 2013. Prior to that he spent 13 years in various VC roles, in both London and Silicon Valley.

  • Fabian Heilemann

    Fabian Heilemann

    Advisor

    Fabian is a tech serial-entrepreneur and VC partner at Earlybird, based in Berlin. Prior to joining Earlybird, he was co-founder of seven companies, including DailyDeal which he sold to Google.

Our investors

  • Earlybird
  • Forward Partners
  • London Co-investment Fund
  • 500 Startups

Where you can find us

Lexoo Ltd
Unit 606, Metropolitan Wharf
70 Wapping Wall
London
E1W 3SS

Call us on 020 3637 1323