Legal Futures Innovation Conference 2021

16 November 2021

The Legal Futures Innovation Conference has always looked to showcase those at the cutting edge and 2021’s event was no different. Our session on New Ways to Practise Law featured an amazing variety of firms, from one offering litigation concessions to law firms and a business with both regulated and unregulated firms, to the solicitor who set up an unregulated employment law business and successfully sold it last year.

We heard from some of the growing number of consolidators in the market and about the many ways to finance innovation now, including private equity and public listing.

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9.30 Welcome Neil Rose, Editor of Legal Futures

9.35 New ways to approach legal practice

Alice Stephenson, Founder, Stephenson Law

Robert Taylor, CEO, 360 Law Group

Nick Harvey, Managing Partner, Escalate Law

Andrew Leaitherland, CEO,

Mark Ellis, Founder, Ellis Whittam

11.00 A word from our sponsors and exhibitors

11.20 Refreshments break

11.50 The era of the consolidator

Colum Smith, Chief Vision Officer, Taylor Rose MW

Paula Cameron, COO, Fisher Jones Greenwood

Joanna Kingston-Davies, COO, The MAPD Group

Andrew Roberts, Director, Echelon Law

13.00 Buffet lunch

14.00 Keynote Speaker: The future of consumer legal services

Matthew Jarvis, Managing Director, Personal Injury, Slater & Gordon

14.20 Funding innovation

Steve Din, Founder, Doorway Capital

Frank Hyman, COO, ScaleUp Capital

Andrew Leaitherland, CEO,

Richard Davies, Business Development Director, Tower Street Finance

15.30 Refreshments break

16.00 Doing business, doing good

Martin Bunch, Managing Partner, Bates Wells

Florence Brocklesby, Founder, Bellevue Law

Lindsay Healy, Founder, Aria Grace Law


“Always a packed show of interesting insights and well-delivered.”

Delegate – Nov 2021

“A good look at the law firm funding market once we’re out of the pandemic.”

Delegate – Nov 2021

“A fantastic line-up of speakers.”

Delegate – Nov 2021

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You can watch the “Doing business, doing good” session from the Legal Futures Innovation conference below.

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