Building Foundations that Scale

Join this free session to learn how to take your law firm to the next level with processes that grow with your team

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To build any great structure, you need to start with a rock-solid foundation. When it comes to growing a law firm, that means building the processes that grow with your team. 

If you’re seeking to grow your law firm, and want to figure out the processes that will become the building blocks for your growth, then join Clio for a special episode of the How to Grow a Law Firm series. 

In this latest instalment, Clio’s Geraldine O’Reilly will be in conversation with the team at Farha Legal, specialist legal advisors to the technology and finance sectors.

Farha Legal are an example of how the right processes can help you to grow your law firm.  From an initial team of one in 2013, they’ve increased their staff size to almost 20 in 2022. 

Join Farha Legal’s James Farha (Founder & Managing Partner), Shirlee Gardiner (​​Administration & Procurement Manager), and Jo Chaudhri (Commercial Lawyer) as they discuss:

  • The systems and processes (both tech and non-tech) needed at the different stages of growth at their firm
  • How they have managed change with clients and staff 
  • What the next stage of growth at their firm is and how they are planning for it

Duration: 45 minutes

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James Farha

Founder & Managing Partner

Farha Legal Ltd

James is a senior corporate lawyer who specialises in corporate transactions and all aspects of corporate governance. James trained at a leading “magic circle”; City law firm and later practised at a top US law firm in the City.
He left City practise with a vision of working to build companies from the ground up as well as how he wanted to look after his clients, and because he had a passion for doing so.

Since leaving the City, James has been involved in the creation, start-up and growth of dozens of companies, and not just as legal adviser. He has also contributed to businesses as founder, cofounder, investor, trusted adviser, outsourced general counsel, corporate counsel and general friend to dozens of companies, which between them represent hundreds of millions of enterprise value.

Shirlee Gardiner

Administration & Procurement Manager

Farha Legal Ltd

Shirlee Gardiner is a highly capable and experienced legal secretary. In addition to her wealth of knowledge of US corporate law firms, she is adept at managing complex diary, travel and document management for firms.

Shirlee has been with Farha Legal Ltd. for four years, exclusively working from home, before other firms were doing similar. She has a keen eye for identifying and initiating efficiency-driven solutions that ensure she and her firm can provide exceptional support to highly demanding, international, commercial legal services.

Jo Chaudhri

Commercial Lawyer

Farha Legal Ltd

Jo commenced her legal career at Trowers and Hamlins LLP, where she worked in both London and Dubai on commercial and corporate law matters. She then moved to SAS, a leading data analytics company, working in-house in their commercial contracts team.

Jo is now a member of Farha, specialising in preparing and negotiating commercial contracts for clients as well as carrying out professional support lawyer activities for the firm.


Geraldine O'Reilly

UK and Ireland Community Manager


Having had nearly a decade of experience in tech and the legal field, Geraldine has a deep understanding of the needs of businesses and lawyers. Geraldine leads Clio’s European events and community strategy and has spoken and moderated on many occasions about the future of legal, law firm growth, and cloud technology and security. Geraldine is also passionate about helping firms grow.

Join and participate in our How to Grow a Law Firm Series in 2022

This event is part of a year-long series, the How to Grow a Law Firm Series, spotlighting law firms who are scaling their law firm in unique ways.

If you are interested in participating in the series or have an a firm in mind that should be spotlighted, please email [email protected]