LOD are the pioneers of alternative legal services

A better way

LOD are the pioneers of alternative legal services

Our Story

In 2007 our founders asked: Surely there are better, more creative and flexible ways for in-house teams and legal professionals to work? And that’s the question that still drives us today.

In the beginning (2007)

Founders Simon (Lawyers On Demand) and Ken (Balance Legal) have the same idea on opposite sides of the world. To swap partnerships in top tier law firms for pioneering ALSP markets in the UK and APAC market.

Independence, expansion (2012)

Lawyers on Demand leaves its roots of Berwin Leighton Paisner to become a fully independent business. AdventBalance is now fully established in Asia.

Better value, faster service (2015)

A global tech client needs a flexible range of skills, languages and locations. We build a new model allowing overflow work, once sent to law firms, to be done by teams of LOD lawyers at a third of the cost.

Going global (2016)

With similar values and clients, Lawyers On Demand and AdventBalance make the perfect combination. By merging, together they offer global support to large corporates across Europe, Asia Pacific and now also in the Middle East.

Taking the strain (2017)

A major FS client loves our secondment lawyer so much they want to clone her, but can’t afford to. Our Managed Teams, handling BAU and projects, are born. In-house teams can now focus on more strategic work.

Next level lawyering (2019)

In-house counsel are under pressure to add more value, run more efficiently and bring data and insights to the table (all without blowing their budgets). We respond by adding legal ops consulting and legal advisory.

Tech superstars (2021)

LOD (Lawyers On Demand) joins forces with tech experts, SYKE, to help clients navigate the legal tech minefield. Clients can now get step-by-step guidance to choose, implement and integrate the best tech to propel their legal function forward.

New frontiers (2022)

LOD + SYKE open their first office in the United States. From New York, we provide US in-house legal teams with the full range of our combined services: secondments, Managed Teams, legal operations consultancy and legal technology implementation.

Why choose us?

1We play the long game

We’re known for being reliable, trustworthy and easy to work with. Long-term relationships matter more than short-term gain.

2We have a unique global community

With 4500 LOD experts in 20+ countries, we have the lowdown on your local market and the global in-house industry.

3We’re only happy if you are

We get a kick out of helping our clients. Our legal professionals and HQ team love what they do. We’re fun to work with and make work fun!

4Every legal team is a unicorn

With our in-house experience, we get the unique quirks of your team and business. Our solutions are always tailored, never cookie-cutter.

5We make things easy

We’re not Big Law or Big 4. We’re no-fuss, entrepreneurial and straight-talking (and hate red tape). We make a difference from day one.

6We’re inclusive and diverse

We make sure the best jobs are open to everyone, regardless of gender, race, social capital, disability, or sexual orientation.

LOD (Lawyers On Demand) in numbers


Markets where we support clients (Asia, Australia, Middle East, UK & Europe and the USA)


In-house teams and law firms worked with us in the last year alone


Of the most talented legal professionals in the world

You’re in safe hands

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