MDR Lab Spotlight on… Thirdfort


Thirdfort is a secure payment platform for residential property transactions. Founded in September 2017 and London headquartered, Thirdfort is addressing the highly inefficient and insecure methods money flows through when properties are purchased. We began looking at this transaction after learning our friend was defrauded out of £25k when buying a house last year.


MDR Spotlight on… Digitory Legal


Digitory Legal is a cost analytics and management platform. Founded in 2016 and based in San Francisco, USA, Digitory Legal has a user-stage product: a pricing prediction and management tool for litigators. Using historical data and industry trends, it helps customers understand what legal matters cost and why.


MDR LAB Spotlight on… dealWIP


Founded in 2017, dealWIP Inc. is a cloud-based, collaborative workflow platform for transactional matters.  Offering an end-to-end platform for all stakeholders, the dealWIP platform enables real-time progress tracking, and seamless and transparent document drafting, negotiation, execution and management for transactional lawyers.


SpaceTech meets PropTech


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Mishcon de Reya and Orbital Witness collaborate to improve the real estate due diligence process through property datasets and satellite imagery. Whether acting for a buyer, vendor, developer, investor or capital provider, every property transaction entails some degree of due diligence. Understandably, clients want to receive actionable advice as early as possible due to the


Above The Law: Automating Billable Hours


How about a sincere “thank you” to our emerging robot helpers, and badass companies like Ping (and its CEO Ryan Alshak) who are training them to make your lawyerly lives better. Having co-authored the alt.legal column for the past four years, I’ve heard a lot of robot-bashing from Biglaw, and I’m fed up.  First, enough with the “they’re