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


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


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,


Legal Business: Legal AI and Data Technology


A £20m government fund for the development of artificial intelligence (AI) and data analysis in law, accounting and insurance is being welcomed as a positive step for what is ‘under-funded and under-thought’ research and development (R&D) in the legal tech space. Earlier this month, the government launched the fund as part of a wider drive


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


Above The Law: Firm Becomes Tech Incubator


Increasingly, innovative legal technology is emerging from an incongruous breeding ground — large law firms. And the firms that are incubating these companies are most likely to be found not in the U.S., but in the U.K. Three of these incubators have been in the news lately, as they have announced their second startup cohorts,


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


Legal Business: Second MDR LAB Cohort


Mishcon de Reya has announced the second cohort of companies joining the firm’s incubation programme in London in the latest of a string of moves in the legal tech space. The five new companies range from concept-stage to revenue generating, and will join the firm’s technology incubator programme over a 10-week period from today (8 May).