Digital transformation is vital for firms both externally with how they serve their clients and internally for business operations and increased efficiency. 2020 saw a vast shift in the firmwide adoption of in-house technology, as fee earners and other business services tapped into the IT resources available to continue operating in a virtual world. As firms continue to develop their digital strategies, getting the right people to collaborate with the IT team and champion tech usage across the firm is integral to the success of the journey.

Join the first webinar of our 2021 Business Leadership Series to find out:

  • Who firms have brought into their technology transformation journey to champion its usage in wider areas of the business
  • How firms can best increase the uptake of the technology available in-house and embed this into the day to day practice of lawyers to achieve a cultural change
  • What clients are expecting to see from law firms in conjunction with the legal expertise
  • How firms are translating these client expectations into their business models







Guy Phillips, VP International Business, NetDocuments

Guy is an accomplished international commercial leader with 30+ years of experience in the software industry. His experience spans multiple application areas including PMS, CRM and Document Management, working with professional services firms across the EMEA and APAC regions. Most recently as VP of International Business, Guy’s focus is on building and scaling up high-performance teams for market expansion of NetDocuments.



Anthony Stables, CIO, Forsters

Anthony directs the strategy and operations for Forsters IT environment. He has over 20 years of experience leading IT functions, in multiple sectors, globally.
As well as achieving success in other firms, Anthony has also worked in financial services and retail sectors. He has led several complete IT transformations and many projects internationally, making dramatic cost savings and delivering commercial advantages.




Craig Thompson, Partner and Head of Corporate, Forsters

Craig is head of the Forsters’ Corporate team. He has over thirty years of experience acting on corporate-related matters across multiple sectors.
In particular, Craig advises on share and asset acquisitions and disposals, reorganisations, joint ventures, shareholder and partnership arrangements and commercial contracts. He has extensive experience in the manufacturing sector, most notably in steel, automotive and aviation, and also in the corporate real estate sector.



Julie Murphy-O’Connor, Partner, Matheson

Julie is a partner in Matheson’s Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department. Julie regularly advises on fraud claims, freezing orders, injunctions, asset recovery and tracing, trust issues, directors’ duties and enforcement matters. Her practice includes high-stakes, complex Commercial Court disputes for international companies and financial institutions.






Matt Byrne

Matt Byrne, Deputy Editor, The Lawyer

Matt joined The Lawyer in 2003 as features editor and has written on a wide range of topics related to the business of law.



This free to attend webinar is part of the Business Leadership Series taking place every month from February – November. For more information on the series, a list of upcoming sessions, or to register for any of the webinars and roundtables taking place, please visit the event website.