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


    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


    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…

  • 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…

  • David Beech

    Chief Executive

    Knights plc

    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


    Gordon Dadds Group

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

  • Ruth Ward

    Head of Knowledge & Collaboration Technologies

    Allen & Overy

    Ruth Ward is Head of Knowledge and Collaboration Technologies and a key member of A&O’s Legal Technology Group, driving the firm’s work in the rapidly evolving field of legaltech. A finance lawyer by background, Ruth moved into the KM area with Allen &am…

  • Ron Immink


    Strategy Crowd

    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…

  • 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…

  • Alicia Hardy

    Director of Professional Support

    White & Case

    Alicia Hardy is Director of Professional Support and Counsel at White & Case responsible for leading the Professional Support function worldwide in developing and implementing global, local and practice-specific knowledge management strategies and i…

  • 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…

  • Mo Ajaz

    Group Head of Legal Operational Excellence

    National Grid

    Mo was voted 2017 Hot100 Lawyer by the Lawyer Magazine, he has an MBA from Warwick University and MSc in Lean Enterprise from University of Buckingham. Mo has a keen interest in exploring Lean, Operational and Process Excellence in the legal market. He is a Directo…

  • 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…

  • Rachel Roberts

    Head of Business Solutions

    Burges Salmon

    Rachel Roberts is Head of Business Solutions at independent UK law firm Burges Salmon. Rachel leads a growing team of innovation, technology and legal service delivery specialists, project managers and business analysts.  The team works alongside lawyers t…

  • Mike Giles

    Finance Director


    Mike Giles is the Finance Director at Fieldfisher and has over 35 years’ experience of working in professional services organisations, including 18 years in law firms. He has significant international experience and expertise across the finance funct…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Stuart Whittle

    Business Services and Innovation Director


    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…

  • Barry Rodick

    Legal Operations Consultant

    Eversheds Sutherland

    An ex IT professional turned Legal Operations owner, Barry started his career as Business Analyst for William Hill before joining Eversheds-Sutherland’s IT department helping the Practice Groups improve their processes and technology and then applied th…

  • 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


    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


    The Smart Working Revolution

    Ruth is the CEO of The Smart Working Revolution – a passionate champion of Smart Working. 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, she’s CEO of the Smart Worki…

  • Mabel Evans

    IT Director


    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…

  • Tim Roche

    Head of IT

    Stone King

    Tim has worked in the Legal industry for the past 20 years. He has worked for both National and Global  firms providing expertise in IT technical management, IT Director and CIO roles delivering IT services, project management, strategic planning and IT trans…

  • Tim Carter

    Head of Ethical Hacking


    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…

  • Will Stockdale

    Director, Cyber Security


    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…

  • Paulina Jedwabska

    Head of Information Governance

    Dept. for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport

    Paulina Jedwabska is a civil servant with excellent interpersonal skills and a genuine enthusiasm for creative solutions. She has proven track record in compliance, data protection and training. Currently working as a Head of Information Governance and acti…

  • 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…

  • Adam Hembury

    Director of Innovation

    DLA Piper

    Adam Hembury’s career spans 30 years and centres on delivering innovation and transformation through strategy and change management across professional services, finance, retail and manufacturing industries, for companies including Ashurst LLP,…

  • 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…

  • Dale Hodgkinson

    Strategy and Architecture Manager

    Slaughter & May

    Over 20 years’ experience in a variety of roles within the legal sector of which 5 plus years have been both a consultant and strategy and architecture manager at Slaughter and May.…

  • 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…

  • Hossein Kakavand

    CEO & Founder

    Luther Systems

    Luther Systems CEO, Hossein Kakavand has extensive experience in the technology space and financial enterprise services. Hossein received his Ph.D from Stanford University in Information Systems and Statistics, and subsequently Stanford Business School…

  • Nigel Tranter

    Head of IT Strategy & Architecture

    Pinsent Masons

  • Matthew Newton

    Joint Managing Director


    Matthew is Joint Managing Director and co-founder of Oosha Ltd, a leading cloud desktop and managed IT service provider for the legal sector. Matthew regularly advises law firms on the most effective IT strategies to help them modernise, stay compliant and mana…

  • Tetiana Bersheda

    Founder & Director


    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…

  • Rick Hellers

    President & CEO


    Rick has more than 35 years‘ experience in legal technology and operations management for various law firms (including two Amlaw 200 firms). Rick is a former member of Association of Legal Administrators and a founding member of International Legal Technolo…

  • Barry Vickery

    General Manager of Corporate Services


    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…

  • Jeanette Makings

    Head of Financial Education

    Close Brothers

    Jeanette heads up the financial education business at Close Brothers and is a well-known thought leader in the UK financial wellbeing space. She has spent her whole career working with UK businesses; first with Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young and for the la…

  • Stevie Ghiassi

    CEO & Co-Founder


    Stevie Ghiassi is the CEO and co-founder of Legaler, an Australian company focused on advancing the delivery of legal services and expanding access to justice through blockchain technology. Stevie is also the host of the LegalMeets podcast, showcasing global…

  • Geoff Hornsby

    General Manager, EMEA


    Geoff is the General Manager for iManage in EMEA. In this role he looks after all operations in EMEA including development, support, sales, partner management and marketing. Geoff was part of the original iManage team and has been with the company for 15 years. Pr…

  • Ian Raine

    VP of Product Management


    Ian has over 25 years of experience in the IT industry, building information governance and records management software products for the enterprise. Ian is currently VP of Product Management for the Security and Information Governance division of iManage, re…

  • Martin Ward

    Director of Governance, Risk & Compliance


    Martin Ward is the Director of Governance, Risk and Compliance at iManage. Martin joined iManage in early 2018 and is focused on building and expanding the security compliance, risk management and certification programmes. Martin has spent over 15 years in Cyb…

  • Ann Hemming

    Engagement Manager


    Ann is an Engagement Manager at LexisNexis. She has 30 years’ experience of working primarily within law firms but also as a consultant with suppliers of KM and technology solutions. Ann specialises in helping clients deliver value from the strategic use of te…

  • Daniel Boddington

    Enterprise Sales Engineer


    Dan is an Enterprise Technology Engineer in the UK Major Accounts team at StarLeaf. Having graduated from the University of Durham, Dan has supported the StarLeaf team working on large accounts moving from channel account support, project engineering into ent…

  • Nima Nikoobian

    Partner for the Professional Services

    Frosch Learning

    With the current battleground as competitive as ever, Nima concentrates his efforts on fee earners and senior partners alike, exposing them to best practice and helping them to stand out from the pack- by implementing next practice. As a partner at Frosch, Nima s…

  • Rachael Dunkerley

    Partner, Professional Services

    Frosch Learning

    With over 25 years’ experience working with a range of professional service industries including the legal, financial and insurance sectors, Frosch Learning are experts in bespoke business development and management training. As a partner at Frosch, Rach…

  • Barry Meaden

    Head of Scanning Solutions

    Pitney Bowes

    Barry Meaden is UK lead for Inbound Digital Technologies for Pitney Bowes, leading and advising sales teams on inbound digitisation and scanning solutions. As one of our specialists in the field of Inbound Digital Technologies, Barry works in partnership with…

  • Clementine Fox

    Head of Account Management


    Clementine is Head of Account Management at Luminance, the artificial intelligence platform for the legal profession. She is responsible for managing and overseeing Luminance clients across the globe, as well as leading adoption and strategic planning for i…

  • David Arnold

    Distinguished Solutions Architect


    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


    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


    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…

  • Darren Ingles

    Senior Director, Program Management

    LexisNexis Enterprise

    Darren Ingles is Programme Director responsible for the operation and governance of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, LexisOne. He also contributes to the strategic direction of the company. Prior to this role, he was focussed on delivering Lexis…

  • Jason Hart

    CTO of Data Protection


    As a former ethical hacker with 24 years’ experience in the Information Security industry, Jason has used his knowledge and expertise to create technologies that ensure organisations stay one step ahead of the risks presented by ongoing advances Cyber threa…

  • Faraz Aladin

    Sr. Director, Product Management & Marketing


    Faraz Aladin is part of Illumio’s product and technical marketing team. He has more than 25 years of industry experience having worked at industry leaders as well as start-ups. His subject matter expertise spans across Networking & Cloud Infrastructure…