I'm Leigh Evans,
founder of Annex Legal


I have more than 13 years' experience working as in-house counsel in Australia and the UK. I created my own business, Annex Legal, to deliver the style of legal services many in-house legal teams and businesses often need but find difficult to source.

My depth of experience and flexible, relationship-driven approach means I can meet the specific needs of your business or corporate legal team to create a seamless experience.

For busy in-house teams, I'm the extra pair of hands you dream of when you are overloaded. For companies without an in-house lawyer, I'm the "legal sounding board" you sometimes wish for when making business decisions.


In-house services provided by me


I have a genuine enthusiasm for in-house legal work and will quickly get on board with your team or business.

I hit the ground running and provide the expertise you need, when you need it.

Whether it's providing assistance to executive management, or dealing with the nitty-gritty , I handle a variety of corporate and commercial legal matters.


And customised to suit you

  • A lawyer who takes the time to understand your business

  • Flexible pricing structures

  • On-site or outsourced.



Leigh’s ability to accelerate the execution and closure on the matters I partnered her with is attributed to not only her outstanding legal skills but also her very strong commercial acumen which contributed immensely to the success of the business.

Leigh is exceptional and one of the most efficient in-house counsels that I have ever worked with, who always strives for excellence.
— Bridget, Business Development Director
We have found working with Leigh to be very easy. She gets the commercial realities of being in business and offers useful, plain English legal advice on our contracts and other legal issues that come up from time to time. She is available when needed and has the ideal mix of legal skills and understanding of our business to work very quickly.

After working with many others in her field, we’re very glad to have Leigh representing our team.
— David, COO

A few more reasons to work with me

  • All the benefits of the alternative model for legal services: flexibility, cost-effectiveness and transparency.

  • But not just another alternative legal service provider. I build real, direct relationships that last.

  • A pragmatic, commercially-minded, positive in-house lawyer, known for adding value to business processes and decisions.