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

    Legal Product Manager

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

    Prior to that, she worked as a researcher at the Economist Intelligence Unit in Beijing. Ivy holds an MA from Oxford 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.

  • Charity Yan

    Charity Yan

    Business Development Manager

    Charity is a Business Development 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

    Digital Growth Manager

    James runs Lexoo's digital marketing and growth process, having previously headed up Marketing at equity research platform Research Tree, and worked as Audience Acquisition & Content Manager at venture-backed BrightTalk.

    James holds a degree from the University of Aberdeen.

  • Unna Bhatt

    Unna Bhatt

    Client Operations Associate

    Before joining Lexoo as an operation associate, 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.

  • 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

    Operations Manager

    Nicole manages the operations process at Lexoo.

    Before joining Lexoo Nicole worked as a lawyer at the World Bank in Washington D.C, she was also a field organiser during the 2010 US mid-term elections. Nicole holds a J.D. from American University.

  • Jack O'Donnell

    Jack O'Donnell

    Business Development Manager

    Jack is a Business Development 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Fabian Heilemann

    Fabian Heilemann

    Advisor

    Fabian is a Managing Partner at Earlybird.

  • Nic Brisbourne

    Nic Brisbourne

    Advisor

    Nic is the Managing Partner at Forward Partners.

Our investors

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

Where you can find us

Lexoo Ltd
Unit 16, Britannia Building
12 Ebenezer Street
London
N1 7RP

Call us on 020 3637 1323