As we approach the inaugural LegalTech in Leeds conference, the agenda has been published and the keynote, panel and showcase speakers have been announced.

‘LegalTech in Leeds’ is a new initiative that aims to bring together the legal and digital sectors as well as help drive digital adoption, improve access to legal services, and support entrepreneurs seeking to work in LegalTech. LegalTech in Leeds is currently supported by Bruntwood SciTech, Barclays, DAC Beachcroft, Leeds Law Society, rradar, Pinsent Masons, Salesforce, and University of Law. For more information regarding the objectives of the initiative, please visit our landing page:

The conference will be a full day showcase event bringing together law firms with LegalTech firms, tech firms, startups, digital experts, and other stakeholders. The morning will be a blend of keynotes from industry experts and panel discussions on hot topics in the legal sector. There will be 35-40 speakers in total over the course of the day, more than half of which will be taking part in the interactive ‘reverse pitch’ session of the event in the afternoon, when speakers representing legal services providers and tech firms /entrepreneurs will deliver 5-8 minute pitches focused on key industry challenges and potential tech solutions.

Confirmed keynote speakers include Ben Wagenaar, Head of Technology and Innovation at Solicitors Regulation Authority, Tom Riordan, Chief Executive Officer of Leeds City Council, Gary Gallen, CEO of rradar and Irana Richards, National Head of Professional Services at Barclays. We also have a fireside chat lined up with Jenifer Swallow, Director of LawtechUK.

Other organisations that will be represented in the panel discussions and reverse pitches include:

Bruntwood SciTech, Calls 9, DAC Beachcroft, EntrepreneurLawyer, Eversheds Sutherland, Focis, Government Legal Department, Hera Indemnity, HSBC, JUST: Access, Leeds Law Society, Lion+Mason, No Code Lab, OMC Partners, Page White and Farrer, Pinsent Masons, Prinsix Technologies, RegTech Talks, Ridley & Hall, Stewarts, SYKE,, University of Law, Xdesign.


08:15 – 09:00: Breakfast & Networking

09:00 – 09:15: Welcome and Opening remarks

09:15 – 10:30: Session 1 – LegalTech and Innovation (keynotes & panel)

10:30 – 10:55: Break & Networking

10:55 – 12:35: Session 2 – The Future of Legal Services (keynotes & panel)

12:35 – 13:30: Lunch & Networking

13:30 – 14:15: Session 3 – LegalTech Challenges and Innovators

14:15 – 15:15: Showcase / Reverse Pitches

15.15-15:45: Break & Networking

15:45-17:00: Showcase / Reverse Pitches

17:00 – 17:05: Wrap up and closing remarks

17:30 – 19:30: Drinks Reception and networking

REGISTER HERE for LegalTech in Leeds Conference 2022 – 24th March at West Gate.

For any enquiries please contact: [email protected]