The Law Firm Client (LFC) is engaged by clients on high value international litigation. A surge in complex instructions meant that capacity within the team was stretched and the firm risked having to turn away work. NexaConnex provided a senior litigation lawyer “on demand” to work on client matters under the supervision of the head of department. In addition, NexaConnex provided the LFC with access to AI-powered electronic discovery software, Luminance, to help the firm streamline its disclosure processes.
NexaConnex contracts directly with the LFC and clients are informed that a lawyer from Nexa Law is providing additional support to the firm.
The NexaConnex lawyer is instructed to assist on specific tasks on specific matters and records their time on Nexa Law’s practice management system before reporting monthly timesheets to the LFC.
The NexaConnex lawyer has access to trainee and paralegal support.
All work is signed off by the LFC Partner before going out the door.
Nexa has a longstanding relationship with Luminance and can licence access to the software to the LFC on a project-by-project basis at a considerable cost saving to the firm.
The NexaConnex lawyer does not require any IT access of equipment from the LFC and utilises Nexa Law’s own email and practice management systems.
Instructions and documents produced are shared by email.
Clients are aware that a NexaConnex lawyer may be copied on emails, and it is agreed on a case by case basis whether the Nexa lawyer should contact the client direct.
Support is generally limited to drafting advice, preparing documents and letters, and instructing Counsel and experts.
The NexaConnex lawyer provides support with adopting Luminance, alongside the training offered by the Luminance team.
Work carried out by NexaConnex is insured by Allianz.
Nexa Law’s risk management and compliance policies are followed.
NexaConnex agreed an hourly rate with the LFC and invoices are raised monthly on each matter undertaken. The LFC then uplifts that rate when invoicing their own client in order to make a margin.
The LFC is responsible for payment of fees charged by NexaConnex but we have agreed to defer payment until the clients have settled their invoices.
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Abby is a senior lawyer with over 12 years’ experience, she specialises in intellectual property matters.
Having trained at the highly regarded IP firm, Bird & Bird, she moved to the IP team at Osborne Clarke. Abby obtained a first class honours degree in biochemistry which led her to initially focus on advising clients in the pharmaceutical and life sciences sectors, but she has significant experience across a number of industries, including digital media and telecommunications.
Andrew Elishahoff qualified as UK Lawyer in 1996. He has over 20 years’ experience working as a lawyer at major global corporations.
Andrew is an expert on advising on commercial agreements and data protection for regulated or unregulated and private or public companies. Andrew has broad sector experience and a expertise in technology, telecoms, health, energy and financial services. He has also been involved in significant international cross border M&A and other corporate activity from the client side.
Aneil is a solicitor with almost 20 years’ experience in financial services, providing support and advice to a wide range of financial institutions including banks, asset managers and hedge funds.
Aneil has particular expertise in negotiating trading documentation and commercial agreements with a view to protecting firms against counterparty default and market risks. On the regulatory side, Aneil prepares bespoke compliance programmes, manuals and internal books and records, and advises on supervisory processes such as responding to requests from regulators and submitting regulatory filings and notifications.