New legal services model takes on HK old guard


Following success in Australia and Singapore, AdventBalance is setting up shop in Hong Kong in competition with traditional law firms with its untraditional model of legal services provision.

John Knox
John Knox

The managing director of AdventBalance Asia, John Knox, told China Business Law Journal after the Hong Kong office opening in late April that the firm was in the midst of a recruitment drive, having just hired Lesley Hobbs as head of client solutions for the office.

Hobbs started her career as a lawyer, both in private practice and in-house at Rothschild in the UK, and then moved to legal recruitment, working for the likes of LPA, Hays and Kingswood Global. She has been in Hong Kong since 2007.

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