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LAB 2019


7 January 2019

Applications Open

17 February 2019

Applications Close

21 March 2019

Pitch Day

7 May 2019

Programme Starts

July 2019

Demo Day

Pitch Day

Successful applicants will be invited to Pitch Day. This is your start-up’s chance to pitch to Mishcon de Reya and win a place on the programme. You’ll get to expand on your application and persuade the panel that your start-up is right for MDR LAB.


The 10 week MDR LAB programme begins. During this time, we’ll work with you to establish what you want to achieve in partnership with Mishcon de Reya. You’ll receive guidance from our legal and business experts and external mentors to help you meet these objectives.

Demo Day

Demo Day is an opportunity to showcase what your business has achieved over the 10 week MDR LAB programme and set out your proposal for future engagement with Mishcon de Reya.


MDR LAB is a programme for tech start-ups in the legal space. Open to early stage and growth technology start-ups, applications are welcomed from companies at concept through to revenue-generating stage, as long as the product or service is applicable to the legal industry.

We’re particularly interested in innovations that relate to one of the following categories:



Lawyers have seen an explosion in the amount of information they need to manage through the litigation process. MDR LAB are looking for innovations that can help lawyers make sense of and use this data in a more effective and efficient way to achieve better outcomes for clients.


Transactional Law

Clients are constantly challenging lawyers to work quicker and more cost effectively. MDR LAB want to hear from businesses that are developing technology that could help streamline transactions. This might be through smarter document reviewing and creation, automation of processes or the application of Smart Contracts.



Cyber risk is a key issue and cyber incidents can have a huge impact on businesses and individuals. MDR LAB are looking for technologies that can help lawyers and clients identify and manage cyber threats, secure data and ensure their systems are available when they need them most.


Real Estate

Technology is transforming every aspect of the Real Estate industry and proptech is a fast growing area. MDR LAB are looking for solutions that can assist Real Estate lawyers and their clients in investing, developing and managing Real Estate.


Business of Law

Providing the best service for clients relies on systems and infrastructure that are easy to use and efficient. From tracking the progress of cases to communicating with clients and managing costs, MDR LAB are looking for technologies that can help law firms run their businesses in a way that maintains the highest quality service for their clients.


Amazon Web Services provides start-ups with the low cost, easy to use infrastructure needed to scale and grow. The AWS Activate program provides start-ups with the resources needed to quickly get started on AWS – including credits, training and support.

Comprised of Marketing Hub, Sales Hub, Service Hub, and a powerful free CRM, HubSpot gives companies the tools they need to manage the customer experience from awareness to advocacy.

Microsoft for Startups is a programme designed to accelerate growth-stage startups who have a product in market (Seed and Series A) who work with enterprise customers. In addition to technology access, the program provides dedicated resources for joint sales engagements and community benefits that help startups grow their customer base and revenue.

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