Nick is the firm's Chief Strategy Officer with overall responsibility for technological transformation within Mishcon de Reya. He leads the Technology and Strategy groups as well the firm's research and development arm, MDR R&D. The latter includes establishing one of the industry's first in-house Data Science and Machine Learning teams. He is also the Director of MDR LAB, a programme for tech start-ups in the legal space.
During his time at Mishcon de Reya Nick has overseen or been involved with various technological innovations that help the firm best serve clients, including the development of MDR Discover, setting up MDR LAB and the subsequent investment in and adoption of technology solutions, developing a suite of PropTech tools to revolutionise the firm's Real Estate offering and, most recently, working with HM Land Registry to trial UK's first digitised end-to-end residential property transaction.
Nick is one of the foremost experts in LegalTech and the application of AI to the legal market, having spent the majority of his career working at the forefront of innovation in the legal industry. Formerly Managing Director of Axiom in the UK and Director of LexisNexis's UK Legal Business, Nick's expertise lies in the field of technology, knowledge and new business models in the legal sector. Nick began his career as a competition lawyer at Linklaters and then as a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Co.
Nick is a Visiting Professor at the University of Law, where he lectures on Law, Business and Technology and an Advisor to BPP Law School on LegalTech Innovation. Nick is also a member of a working group of the Law Society's LawTech Delivery Panel and in 2018 was named one of The Lawyer's '24 evangelists for change in the legal sector'. He regularly contributes to the UK and international press on issues relating to LegalTech.