"Lexoo immediately understood what we needed and within 48 hours we had a number of competitive quotes from lawyers with the right level of experience. The platform that Lexoo has developed is very easy to use and intuitive, enabling very fast and effective communication. Using Lexoo has has been a seamless and stress-free experience and helped us at a point of increased demand without added complexity or difficulty."
Senior Legal Counsel, Martin Boyle
Jurisdiction: UK Legal Area: Employment Requirement: Assistance during scale-up period Experience Required: Ex-Magic Circle
Time Required: 10 Days
Ocado is the world’s largest dedicated online grocery retailer with more than 580,000 active customers.
Established in the UK, the FTSE100 retail/tech firm provides customers with the best shopping experience in the market, thanks to a unique end-to-end and tech-driven operating solution.
Ocado’s in-house legal team approached Lexoo to scale-up its employment law capability during a period of increased demand for the company. Martin Boyle wanted to secure competitive, tailored quotes from quality lawyers who could provide ongoing flexible support as needed. It was crucial for Ocado to be able to flex this resource to meet fluctuating demand.
How Lexoo helped
In less than 24 hours, Lexoo provided Ocado with four quotes from partner-level lawyers now working on a low overhead basis, quoting 45% less than the wider market. These lawyers previously held senior positions at Magic Circle firms and in-house roles at Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan.
Ocado engaged an ex-Linklaters and Pinsent Masons senior lawyer to provide a mix of on and off-site support for three days a week. This lawyer had recently started her own boutique employment firm.
Within 10 days, the lawyer had joined the team at Ocado and was advising HR, managing external counsel and providing a valuable employment law resource. Legal Counsel Martin Boyle said the hired lawyer had provided “fantastic” support for his team during a time of increased demand: "She has been able to hit the ground running, getting up to speed on our ongoing work, our culture and our approach to risk. The quality of her work has been very high..."
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