The increasing data complexities and challenges, having to evolve and adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the shifting legal landscape are slowly transforming legal ecosystems. The law firms that will succeed tomorrow are having to discover new ways to grow revenue while leveraging new and collaborative technologies to empower their lawyers and automate manually intensive processes.

Join this webinar to hear the panel discuss how collaborating across the digital divide has allowed law firms to:

  • Increase productivity and implement efficient workflows
  • Remain competitive and surpass client expectations
  • Reduce and control operational costs
  • Have control over their data whilst mitigating business and public risk




Matt Byrne, Director of Insight, The Lawyer

Matt joined The Lawyer in 2003 as features editor and became deputy editor in 2014. He has written on a wide range of topics related to the business of law and management of legal services organisations. In particular, Matt leads the editorial teams for major market reports such as the UK 200, the US Top 50 and the Global Litigation 50.

Andy Shelford, Director of Customer Success, Everlaw

Andy Shelford is the Director of Customer Success for Everlaw in London, UK. He first gained experience in eDiscovery working for a global financial company and built out the in-house eDiscovery workflows for the EMEA team. Since then, he has gained extensive hands-on experience in eDiscovery best practices supporting pro-active document reduction techniques and review strategies with complimentary technology. He has worked alongside Corporate, Financial and Legal firms in Europe, Asia, Africa and the US, and previously lived in Asia for 3 years.

He was previously a Client Services Director for a global eDiscovery services vendor, leading a team of professionals focused on EMEA based clients, providing a high quality consultative service across the full EDRM on a range of proprietary and third-party technologies to meet the needs and deadlines of Litigation, Regulatory Requests and Investigation matters.

Tara Walsh, Solutions Director, Osborne Clarke 

Tara has worked in law for the last 18 years and is passionate about delivering legal services in a smarter way whilst keeping clients front and centre.
Tara recently joined the Osborne Clarke Solutions, the award winning client innovation arm of Osborne Clarke. It exists to transform the way we, and client legal teams work, and the value we deliver – together. The team are working with some of the largest UK and International businesses, across various sectors, on projects covering all aspects of client work. Transformation is about staying relevant to our clients’ changing needs. Sometimes this means being prepared to disrupt our existing business models and create new ones with clients, but it is always about increasing value to our clients in building long term relationships with Osborne Clarke.

Jana Blount, Change Maker, DLA Piper 

Jana is responsible for driving forward DLA Piper’s Radical Change programme alongside CEO, Simon Levine. A US litigator by training, Jana now helps to set the priorities for the firm in this business critical arena, with a focus on new products, services and ways of working with our clients that help our clients to do business better and to provide a seamless relationship with DLA Piper.

Jana constantly looks for new ideas to create, build, expand and change what DLA Piper does and how it serves clients. She is responsible for facilitating DLA Piper’s Change Council, which identifies high impact priorities for the firm to invest resources and time and the development of proof of concepts for new ideas, as well as leading and supporting Change Teams to turn these ideas into reality.

Richard Foley, Senior Partner, Pinsent Masons

Richard is the Senior Partner of Pinsent Masons with overall responsibly for the strategic leadership of the business.
Prior to his current role, Richard has held several senior leadership roles in the business, including leading Pinsent Masons’ Construction Advisory & Disputes practice, its Projects & Construction practice and prior to that, Head of Asia. In addition, in 2008, he led the launch of the firm’s Energy Sector.
During his eight years as Senior Partner, Pinsent Masons has undergone a transformation. First by recognising and instilling an understanding that profit and success comes as a consequence of doing business in the right way and for the right reasons. Under Richard’s leadership, Pinsent Masons has sought to orientate its entire business around that ethos and he has guided the firm to embrace the importance of purpose as strategy.

Secondly, the recognition that for many years clients have required solutions that demand far more from their legal advisors than legal expertise delivered in an analogue environment. It is for this reason that, whilst law is at the core, Pinsent Masons seeks to deploy a border range of professionals skills, enabled by process and technology to help clients enable their strategies.

It is a combination of these factors that has led the firm, under Richard’s leadership, to aspire to be a purpose-led, professional services firm with law at the core.