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).


Two property companies to sponsor the real estate category of MDR LAB


In a novel move, MDR LAB, the legal tech incubator of UK law firm Mishcon de Reya has announced that two property sector companies, Derwent London and Coyote will sponsor the Real Estate category of its programme this year and mentor start-ups that join its second cohort. The move is an interesting one as at