Founder & CEO
Mark Keenan is the founder and CEO of Online Legal Services Limited, the parent company of Divorce-Online. Mark founded the company whilst working in a Solicitors practice as a senior family law executive, and invented the concept of online divorce in the UK as we know it today back in 1999 at the height of the dot com boom. Mark is one of the founding members of the Institute of Paralegals. Mark was also Entrepreneur of the Year for Wiltshire having won the prestigious award at the Wiltshire Business of the Year Awards. Prior to setting up Divorce-Online, Mark managed three family law departments in Dorset and the West Midlands and has been involved in practicing family law for over 24 years.
Mark says:- ” I can still remember the feeling I had when the very first website went up in September 1999, and three days later a cheque and a questionnaire arrived through the post for my very first client. I still have the same feeling about this service today, and when I tell people what we do, they still say, what a cracking idea wish you had been around when I got divorced.” He has overseen the company rise from being a clever idea to becoming a respected alternative to solicitors for uncontested divorces with an excellent reputation throughout the UK and abroad, not only among the general public but amongst the legal profession the judiciary and the highest levels of Government.
Mark has been assisted by an independent board of directors and number of close and trusted legal professionals whose business acumen and legal expertise have allowed the company to grow whilst still maintaining his mission to provide a friendly personal service. Mark has become a commentator on online legal services implementation and is often asked to assist law firms to design workflow strategies and assist with their marketing. He also speaks on online legal services issues in the media and has been featured on major media channels in the UK and USA.