For early-stage startups
transforming the Legal sector

MDR Lab incubates and invests in the most promising early stage legaltech companies.

About us

Our mission is to drive change in the legal industry by bridging the gap between law and technology.

We exist to help legal entrepreneurs build better products and get on the path to product-market-fit.

By creating opportunities for startups to work with users early on in their journey, MDR Lab gives companies an unfair advantage to understand how our firm and buyers of legal services would benefit from new technology.

How we know it works

Our Alumni have raised over £100m and have commercial relationships with leading Law firms and professional services outfits around the world.

Kevin – Version Story
It has been extraordinary working with the professionals at Mishcon on the technology side, they have tremendous experience in the legal tech market place and in working with early stage companies that are selling to law firms. Kevin
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Minesh – Amplifi
It is an intense programme. The people here are brilliant, it really moves your product along in your journey and ultimately when you walk away, it gives you the confidence you are on the right path. Minesh Amplifi
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Ozan – Draftwise
Being in the Lab was transformative for our company, having access to lawyers and feedback helped us advance the product easily 10x since we started. Ozan DraftWise
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Stefan
The Lab is a unique programme that ended up transforming our business. We benefited from amazing access, engagement and support from within the Lab and across the firm, and that enabled us to iterate at unprecedented speed. We have been really impressed with Mishcon - a large organisation - being able to match the startup pace too. Stefan
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Denis – Index
The MDR Lab offers a really unique opportunity to embed yourself within a firm, access all decision makers and end users and get that real time feedback in a collaborative way, that is so hard to get in the legal sector. We’ve crammed about 2 years of product development into 10 weeks. Denis Index
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Ed – Orbital Witness
Here the whole atmosphere is almost set up to get a startup up and running. In a relatively short period of time, we’ve gone from concept through to having a working demo, and having lawyer say that they see the value in using our product. Ed Orbital Witness
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Programmes

We have an intentionally high conviction, low-volume approach

We build small cohorts of companies throughout the year, to ensure we can dedicate enough time and resource to properly support your product develepment and achieve your objectives.

12 weeks

12 weeks

Product objectives

Product objectives

Access to people

Access to people

Access to data

Access to data

Product development

Product development

Commercial
relationship / investment

Commercial
relationship / investment

Companies

Our companies

We've worked with over 35 emerging companies across Europe, North America and the Middle East.
They all share one goal: to improve the practice and business of law.