MDR LAB Demo Day


On Wednesday 10 July MDR LAB held Demo Day, the culmination of our 10 week programme where the start-ups presented their products to the firm. Chief Strategy Officer Nick West provided an introduction and LAB alumni Olly Thornton-Berry, Co-Founder of Thirdfort, spoke about his past year after completing the LAB in 2018, saying ‘a dog


Mishcon de Reya announces MDR LAB 2019 cohort


Today Mishcon de Reya announced the start of MDR LAB 2019, welcoming the third cohort in its legaltech incubator programme to the firm. Six early stage companies, ranging from concept through to early revenue-stage, have joined the 10-week programme to work alongside Mishcon de Reya lawyers and other business experts from inside and outside of


MDR LAB applications now open


Mishcon de Reya has today opened applications for MDR LAB 2019. This is the third year that the programme for early stage and growth technology start-ups in the legal space will run. Applications are welcome from companies at concept through to revenue-generating stage, as long as the product or service is applicable to the legal


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


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