Polo shirts and geeks: Inside Mishcon’s tech incubator


“We want to be at the forefront of law firm tech innovation,” says Mishcon’s chief technology officer Nick West. In a bright, crowded meeting room on the first floor of Mishcon de Reya’s Africa House building, chief technology officer Nick West walks onstage. All around, the audience have taken their seats and the sound of people


Todays Conveyancer: MDR LAB, A Real Business Insight


Tuesday evening saw the culmination of ten weeks hard work as five start-ups presented at the MDR LAB demo day. The MDR LAB provides legal tech start-ups with real business insight giving them the opportunity to develop, refine and test their innovative products and services in a real live legal environment. The start-ups have hailed


Demo Day 2018


On July 17 we held MDR LAB Demo Day 2018. This was an opportunity to see what dealWIP, Digitory Legal, LawPanel, LitiGate and Thirdfort had achieved during the 10 week programme. To see how Demo Day went, watch the video above or find out more about the 2018 cohort here.


9 Ways For Corporates To Benefit From Working With Startups


abstract lights

There are only two options for corporates today, argues Gary Stewart. “We have to disrupt or we will be disrupted,” says the director of Wayra UK, the accelerator of global telecoms company Telefónica. Like many corporates founded in a different era, Telefónica’s competitors are no longer other telecom companies but small technology companies or startups. If


Above The Law: Nick West


On this 4th of July week, we Americans celebrate our independence from the UK. But, as lawyers who love innovation, we should also take a moment to admire our innovative legal brethren across the pond — who seeded our common law, after all. While we come from the same legal roots, today the UK legal market