Ep. 11 – London Calling (Legal Tech Startups): Our Conversation with MDR Lab’s Nick West

Summary:

Episode 11 of the Blacklines & Billables podcast: our interview with Nick West, Chief Technology Officer of Mishcon de Reya and Director of MDR Lab, a legal tech incubator run out of Mishcon’s offices in London. Building on the discussion begun in our blog post entitled “Law Firm.VC?  Law Firms Launching Legal Tech Incubators, Accelerators, and Venture Arms” and continued in our conversation with Dan Jansen of Nextlaw Labs on Ep. 6, our conversation with Nick explores the structure and purpose of MDR Lab, Mishcon’s motivations for starting the Lab, the successes of its first cohort, trends on the legal tech landscape, and the key distinctions and differences between the UK and US legal tech markets.

For more information about MDR Lab, please visit: https://lab.mdr.london/.

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