Spoke

Lawyers On Demand Limited

+44 (0)20 3642 0000
spoke@lodlaw.com

St Magnus House,
3 Lower Thames Street,
London,
EC3R 6HE

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Spoke is a digital platform from Lawyers On Demand (LOD).

We're using technology to change the way that legal departments get jobs done.

At LOD we've spent ten years pioneering different ways of working for lawyers and clients. Eight offices, 600 lawyers and 500 clients later, we're using technology to get great lawyers doing the best jobs in a very different way.

It's always nagged at us that big law firms charge their clients three or four times what the lawyers receive - there has to be a more efficient way for day-to-day legal work. This is where Spoke comes in. It uses the lessons we've learned about working with great lawyers to remove the law firm infrastructure when it's not needed to get jobs done.

Our platform isn't about getting your biggest multi-jurisdictional M&A deals done. It's about everyday contracts and expert advice. We've got over 700 of the best lawyers in the UK who we'll match up and project manage to work without the usual overhead, giving you a genuine alternative to outsourcing to traditional big law firms.

Leadership team

Spoke is built and managed by a team with a long track record and a passion for what they do.

  • Simon Harper

    Simon Harper

    Co-founder

    With more than 20 years' experience in tech law and legal innovation, The Financial Times said Simon "sent shockwaves through the legal industry" when he created LOD.

  • Tom Hartley

    Tom Hartley

    CEO

    Before joining us, Tom was CEO at Kroll. With a background from Bain and KPMG, he keeps our global business heading in the right direction across eight offices.

  • Neville Eisenberg

    Neville Eisenberg

    Chairman

    Neville is senior partner of Berwin Leighton Paisner. After more than 15 years leading one of the most innovative large law firms, his enthusiasm for market change continues.

Lod

LOD

Founding partner

LOD created and operates the Spoke platform. It is the original new law pioneer in the UK. Over the past decade, they’ve transformed the way in which lawyers, consultants and legal teams work. Today, they’re one of the largest and fastest growing flexible legal services businesses, continuing to lead the market it created.

Now, they’re innovating again - using their 10 years of experience to create the world’s best digital platform for commercial lawyers.

Learn more about LOD

Blp

BLP

Primary shareholder

BLP is an award-winning, international law firm. Clients, including over 50 Global Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 companies, rely on their expertise in 70 legal disciplines and have worked with them in 130 countries.

After more than a decade of support for LOD, BLP sees a digital platform as part of the next era in changing the way lawyers and clients work together.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Spoke?

    Spoke is an online legal marketplace designed to find great flexible lawyers for particular projects. It connects lawyers with capacity directly with the teams that want to work with them. Created by the people that brought you Lawyers On Demand (LOD), it makes remote flexible lawyering efficient and easy but in a human way. It’s a response to how clients have told us they want to work and to the changes happening in the industry.

  • How does Spoke work?

    You can use Spoke to make a job request. Using the platform, you submit the requirements of your project confidentially. Your project manager will put together a list of great lawyers that can be made available to you via LOD, with day rates or fixed prices according to your request. Once you have chosen a lawyer for your job LOD will manage the appointment and billing process.

  • Who are the lawyers on Spoke?

    Lawyers on Spoke come from top universities, firms and companies and have passed our approval process. They include hundreds of tried and tested LOD lawyers and others contract lawyers working flexibly, as well as some of the best barristers, consultants and niche practitioners. Some run their own practices and others may mix law with other areas of business. Many simply just want to practice law more flexibly and autonomously.

  • Who's using Spoke

    Spoke is designed for businesses that want a simple process to find top lawyers for task-based assignments, often at a fixed price. By way of example, Spoke can be used for support on a special project by an in-house legal team of a multinational corporation or a commercial contract review by a growth technology business or ad hoc support for the local offices of an international law firm.

  • Is there a fee for hirers to use Spoke?

    It’s completely free to join Spoke as a hirer and submit job requests. You will be provided with one or more proposals from suitable legal professionals who you can appoint through LOD. In each case you will see the final fee you will be charged by LOD as a fixed price or on day rates according to your needs. For more information on pricing see here. There are is no additional fee to use the platform.

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