Speakers

London Law Expo 2018 Speakers

  • Prof. Stephen Mayson

    Honorary Professor of Law

    University College London

    For more than 30 years, Professor Stephen Mayson has advised law firms around the world on issues of strategy, economics, ownership, and valuation. He has a particular interest in the reconfiguration of the legal world being driven by competition and the Legal S…

  • Baroness Martha Lane Fox CBE

    Founder and Executive Chair

    Doteveryone.org.uk

    Martha is founder and executive chair of Doteveryone.org.uk, a charity fighting for a fairer internet Martha became a crossbench peer in the UK House of Lords in March 2013 In 2017 she was appointed a member of the Joint Committee on National Security Strategy In M…

  • Ian Jeffery

    Chief Executive

    Lewis Silkin LLP

    Ian Jeffery is the Chief Executive of Lewis Silkin LLP having previously been the Managing Partner.   He combines skills and experience as a specialist IP and technology lawyer with over a decade of senior management experience and an MBA from a London Business…

  • Janet Day

    Independent Consultant

    Janet has worked in the broad sphere of legal IT virtually all her working life – even her MBA speciality was ‘Competitive Advantage in the Legal Profession’. After working in administration at A&O, Janet set up a specialist consultancy practice look…

  • Andrew Haslam

    UK eDisclosure Project Manager

    Squire Patton Boggs

    Andrew joined our London office in 2016 as UK eDisclosure Project Manager, after nearly 20 years of working as an independent consultant. He supports the Litigation and International Dispute Resolution Practice Groups.
    Working closely with the Practice Grou…

  • Admiral Sir Trevor Soar KCB OBE DL DEng FCMI

    Founder

    TRUE Leader

    Sir Trevor served in the Royal Navy for 37 years achieving a tremendously successful career attaining the highest rank in the Service as an Admiral. He held many diverse leadership positions including 5 independent Commands from diesel submarine Captain as a 29…

  • David Beech

    Chief Executive

    Knights 1759

    A corporate lawyer and former manager of a private equity fund, David joined Knights in 2011 with the vision to transform the business into the UK’s number one regional, legal & professional services business. With David’s clear strategy for growt…

  • Adrian Biles

    CEO

    Gordon Dadds Group

    After completing a law degree at Southampton University, I trained as a solicitor at a large City law firm. I have advised on a wide range of mergers, acquisitions and related transactions in respect of both private and public companies in the UK and international…

  • Ron Immink

    Partner

    Strategy Crowd Partner

    Entrepreneur Ron Immink is a Dutch/Irish entrepreneur and author with extensive experience in the areas of entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, strategy, innovation and SME engagement. Author Ron’s books focus on entrepreneurship, innovation, market…

  • Mabel Evans

    IT Director

    Fieldfisher

    Mabel joined Fieldfisher more than 20 years ago as an IT manager, responsible for easing the change to desktop computers for every partner. She became IT director three years ago and now heads a team of around 40 technicians across the firm’s UK and internat…

  • Dr Simon Moores

    Futurist, Information Risk Analyst, Writer & Presenter

    Zentelligence (Research)

    Security futurist and risk consultant Dr. Simon Moores uses his expertise in social media, ‘disruptive technologies’, ‘Big Data’, and ‘cyber security’ to forecast how emerging trends will shape the future of business. A respected thou…

  • Dr. Frank-Stephan Hardt

    Chief Financial Officer

    T-Systems Slovakia

    Dr. Frank-Stephan Hardt is T-Systems’s Slovakia s.r.o. Chief Financial Officer with responsibility for various finance operations such as the company’s corporate controllership as well as legal, compliance and procurement. Frank-Stephan started hi…

  • Christel Aguila

    Partner & Head of IT

    Winckworth Sherwood

    Christel heads up Winckworth Sherwood’s IT department and has overall responsibility for IT Strategy, IT Business Continuity, Information and Data Security, and delivery of technological and transformation projects to the business. Christel joined WS a…

  • Mo Ajaz

    Group Head of Legal Operational Excellence

    National Grid

    Voted 2017 Hot100 Lawyer by the Lawyer Magazine MBA from Warwick University and MSc in Lean Enterprise from University of Buckingham. Keen interest in exploring Lean, Operational and Process Excellence in the legal market. Director for a number of National Gri…

  • Christian Toon

    Chief Information Security Officer

    Pinsent Masons

    Christian has spent the last 11 years successfully disrupting traditional approaches to information protection and management for large international organisations. He started life in client side security, moved into one of the Big 4 to build a practice and d…

  • Stephen Allen

    ‎Global Head of Legal Services Delivery‎

    Hogan Lovells

    Stephen is a former lawyer who has devoted his career to delivering legal market change. Internationally recognized as a leading innovator, most recently by Legal Business, who named him the 2016 Legal Innovator of the Year, Stephen joined Hogan Lovells just ov…

  • Karen Jacks

    IT Director

    Bird & Bird

    Karen leads the global technology team at Bird & Bird and has been a key player in the Firm providing the technology platforms to enable this rapid and diverse growth and support the strong tech & comms sector focus of the firm. Karen is a keen contributor to…

  • Stuart Whittle

    Business Services and Innovation Director

    Weightmans

    Stuart is a qualified lawyer by trade, having practiced law as a professional indemnity lawyer from 1995. He has been a partner at Weightmans since 2002. During 2003, Stuart become involved in Weightmans’ IT, designing, developing and rolling out case manage…

  • David Fazakerley

    Chief Information Officer / Company Director

    MW Solicitors

    Over the last 5 years David has delivered an IT Strategy that allowed MW to grow rapidly, from 10 to 28 high street offices and 160 to 480 staff members whilst maintaining robust IT systems which are fit for purpose and value for money. His current focus is on systems a…

  • Ben McGuire

    Innovation & Business Change Director

    Simmons & Simmons

    Ben is the Innovation & Business Change Director and is responsible to the Managing Partner for the execution of the firm’s strategy in three key areas – innovation and new business, service excellence and the delivery of strategic projects.…

  • Thereza Snyman

    Consultant

    Baskerville Drummond Consulting

    After a career as a lawyer specialising in Corporate and Commercial law, both in South Africa (where she was a partner of Webber Wenzel) and in the UK, Thereza’s interest in IT and the potential impact on the delivery of legal services led to a career-change and to…

  • Ruth Gawthorpe

    CEO

    The Smart Working Revolution

    Meet Ruth, CEO of The Smart Working Revolution – a passionate champion of Smart Working. Here’s her story. About 5 years ago Ruth became wheelchair bound for a while and realised just how much talent cannot do the commute 5 days a week. Today, she̵…

  • Tim Aspinall

    CEO and Founder

    Aspinall Consultants

    Tim is the CEO and Founder of Aspinall Consultants Limited. He works with law firms, investors and new entrants into the legal services market on strategic projects including strategy reviews, pricing, productivity, client development, and mergers & acq…

  • Lisa Forte

    Partner & GCHQ Certified Training Provider

    Red Goat Cyber Security

    Having gained her LLM from Bristol University, Lisa Forte worked for the UK Counter-Terrorism Intelligence Services before moving into the Police Cyber-Crime Unit.  Here she got to know hackers’ mind sets and methodologies well. The Unit dealt with seriou…

  • Will Stockdale

    Director, Cyber Security

    S-RM

    As a Director at S-RM, Will has spent the past seven years working across the risk management sector, advising clients on a range of risks to their organisations and people globally. Within the firm, he has been responsible for the strategy and successful develop…

  • Tim Carter

    Head of Ethical Hacking

    S-RM

    Tim joined S-RM to head up the Ethical Hacking service and with his varied expertise, he also consults across the other technical service lines. He brings 16 years experience working in the I.T. industry across various disciplines. These include software devel…

  • Dr. Heather Anson

    Managing Director

    Anson Evaluate

    Heather is Managing Director of Anson Evaluate Ltd, a specialist Regulatory Compliance and Training Provider in the UK. Anson Evaluate delivers services through a variety in person training seminars, webinars, online e-learning courses and podcasts. Heath…

  • Nigel Stott

    Head of IT

    Hudgell Solicitors

    A veteran of legal technology, Nigel has worked both in-house and vendor side during his career and now heads up IT at Hudgell Solicitors. Nigel is a strong advocate of using cloud technology so that IT teams can focus on “getting the real work done”. H…

  • John Croft

    President & Co-Founder

    Elevate Services

    John is one of the leading innovators in the legal services industry, having spent the last thirty years helping law departments and law firms improve their efficiency, quality and outcomes. He is co-founder of Elevate, a law company that provides consulting, t…

  • Warren Foot

    Chief Executive

    Fulcrum Chambers

    Warren is a solicitor with significant and varied experience in legal business management. He was managing partner of niche City firm, Tarlo Lyons which he took into a merger with large regional player, Blake Lapthorn (now Blake Morgan LLP) in 2006. He was a Board…

  • Tetiana Bersheda

    Founder & Director

    LexSnap

    Dr. iur. Tetiana Bersheda is an attorney at the bar of Geneva and former lecturer at the University of Geneva with a passion for innovative solutions to problems facing the legal market. Her practice has focused on the resolution of complex international dispute…

  • Barry Vickery

    General Manager of Corporate Services

    InfoTrack

    Barry is General Manager of Corporate Services and has over 20 years’ experience in providing innovative solutions to the corporate market in the UK and Australia. Barry joined the InfoTrack team in June 2016 and is responsible for the strategic and operation…

  • David Arnold

    Distinguished Solutions Architect

    BlackBerry

    David has worked in mobile since 2009, heavily specializing in Enterprise Mobility and Application Development on all modern mobile platforms. Prior to mobile, David graduated from Queens’ College, Cambridge with a Masters Degree and went on to work as lead…

  • Nicola Smith

    Business Development Manager, EMEA

    nQueue

    Nicola Jane Smith holds a LLB Law Degree & LLM Master’s Degree in Legal Professional Practice at The University of Law with a Commendation Award and was Called to the Bar of England and Wales. Having worked at Sanders Witherspoon LLP – As a Criminal Law Cons…

  • Nick Francis

    Senior Growth Marketer

    Clio

    Nick Francis is the senior Growth Marketing Manager for Clio – Legal Case Management Software in the UK and Europe. He has led growth and marketing teams at technology companies specialising in artificial intelligence and financial technology. He is ene…