Learnings from the Web Summit conference in Lisbon


This month I attended Web Summit conference in Lisbon, where 70,000 self-proclaimed ‘tech nerds’ descended upon the Altice Arena for a packed three days of key notes, startup presentations and lectures from an all-star line-up that included Sir Martin Sorrell, Margrethe Vestager of the European Commission (who recently took on Apple, Amazon and Google and


Mishcon de Reya invests in MDR LAB start-up Thirdfort


Mishcon de Reya has invested in Thirdfort, one of its MDR LAB 2018 legal tech start-ups, which works with lawyers to securely hold money during property transactions.MDR LAB is Mishcon de Reya’s incubator programme for start-ups operating in the legal space. In May 2018, the firm ran the programme for the second consecutive year, welcoming


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


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


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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


Law Gazette: Firms expanding


Firms are increasingly seeking modern offices outside of London to expand their footprint, according to sector research. Property consultancy Knight Frank says that 80% of last year’s top 20 law firm office deals reflected moves to ‘high quality modern’ office space in ‘vibrant’ city centres. Law firms accounted for 13% of office take-up in Manchester,


National Magazine: Legal Futures


Time for a round-up of notable trends and developments and views that highlight innovation in the legal industry. Rosenblatt Solicitors announced plans to go public, and is hoping to raise £43m on its IPO, which would make it the largest of its kind. It would be the fourth English law firm to do so since the liberalization


MDR LAB 2018 cohort


Mishcon de Reya has today named the five companies it has selected to participate in the second year of its technology incubator programme, MDR LAB. They were selected following a pitch day at the firm’s London headquarters on 21 March, where 16 companies presented their products and ideas. The companies selected for the 2018 programme