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


Polo shirts and geeks: Inside Mishcon’s tech incubator


“We want to be at the forefront of law firm tech innovation,” says Mishcon’s chief technology officer Nick West. In a bright, crowded meeting room on the first floor of Mishcon de Reya’s Africa House building, chief technology officer Nick West walks onstage. All around, the audience have taken their seats and the sound of people


Todays Conveyancer: MDR LAB, A Real Business Insight


Tuesday evening saw the culmination of ten weeks hard work as five start-ups presented at the MDR LAB demo day. The MDR LAB provides legal tech start-ups with real business insight giving them the opportunity to develop, refine and test their innovative products and services in a real live legal environment. The start-ups have hailed


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,