Judges

  • Jacqueline de Rojas CBE (Chair)

    President

    techUK

    Jacqueline is the President of techUK and the co-chair at the Institute of Coding. She sits as a Non-Executive Director on the board of UK technology business Rightmove plc; on the board of Costain plc, which is committed to solving the nation’s Infrastructure pr…

  • Chris White

    Former CIO

    HFW

    Chris started his career in Financial Services holding senior IT positions at NPI Asset Management, Schroders, Henderson Investors and Cogent Investment Operations. He joined Law Firm Ashurst as CIO in 2002. Since leaving in 2009 he has undertaken a number of r…

  • Sayid Hussein

    Founder and CEO

    AZH Consulting

    Sayid Hussein is the Founder and CEO of AZH Consulting. A consulting firm specialising in IT, Security & Change Management. With almost twenty years of IT experience in the legal sector, Sayid’s specialisms encompass a wide variety of strategic technology…

  • Jeremy Barton

    General Counsel

    KPMG

    Jeremy Barton is General Counsel of KPMG UK, one of the largest member firms of KPMG’s global network providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. Leading a team of 45 people, he is responsible for legal and corporate governance matters, and advises the Chairman a…

  • Tim Aspinall

    CEO

    Aspinall Consultants Limited

    Tim advises professional services firms on strategy, performance improvement, and mergers & acquisitions. He works with firms in the UK and internationally. Tim is also a non-executive director of quoted and privately owned companies including NAHL Gro…

  • Janet Day

    Director

    Janet Day Ltd

    Janet has worked in the broad sphere of legal IT virtually all her working life – even her MBA speciality was ‘Competitive Advantage in the Legal Profession’. After working in administration at A&O, Janet set up a specialist consultancy practice looking at t…

  • Orlando Conetta

    Head of SmartDelivery

    Pinsent Masons LLP

    Orlando is head of SmartDelivery within Pinsent Masons, and is responsible for proving new applications of legal technology throughout the firm and amongst clients. A double graduate of both Law and Computer Science, Orlando has pioneered the use of technolog…

  • Christian Toon

    CISO

    Pinsent Masons

    Christian is responsible for the global information and cyber security defences at Pinsent Masons, with over 14 years of experience in leading in international financial services cyber security strategy, delivering pre and post breach cyber strategy across

  • Razvan Cretu

    Director of IT

    CMS

    Razvan is Director of IT at CMS, a prestigious international law firm headquartered in London. He is responsible for leading the technology team whilst defining and implementing the future vision and IT strategy of the firm. With over 20 years IT experience, Raz…

  • Perminder Jagdev

    Information Security Manager

    Stephenson Harwood LLP

    Perminder has spent the last 12 years working in technology at national & international law firms. She moved into Information Security almost 4 years ago with a focus on governance, risk, and compliance (GRC). Perminder joined Gowling WLG in December 2017 a…

  • David Robinson

    Head of Global IT Security

    Herbert Smith Freehills

    David Robinson MBE is the Head of Global IT Security for Herbert Smith Freehills, one of the world’s leading law firms, who advise many of the biggest and most ambitious organisations across all major regions of the globe. David leads the delivery and strategy for…

  • Mohammed Ajaz

    Founder

    LEx 360

    A member of the Leadership Team with responsibility for strategy, planning, performance, change and improvement across the Global Legal Function. Accountability for National Grid’s Operational Excellence programmes across the Function (Risk and Complia…

  • Jo Owen

    CIO

    Cripps

    As CIO at Cripps, Jo is passionate about communicating and engaging with the business to understand the needs of the legal and support teams, and ensuring the right processes and systems are in place to deliver the best possible service to our clients. With over tw…

  • Peter Owen

    Founder / Director

    Lights-On Consulting Limited

    Peter is the Managing Director of Lights-On Consulting Limited, an independent IT and management consultancy practice. Lights-On specialises in the legal sector but also carries out work for sectors outside of legal thus maintaining a broader commercial vie…

  • Amy McConnell

    Head of Legal Operations

    Vodafone Business

    Amy McConnell is Head of Legal Operations for Vodafone Business. Amy manages a multi-disciplinary team of 30 (lawyers, project managers, transformation and knowledge specialists, data analysts and IT professionals).  Amy is responsible for the developmen…

  • Marcel Henri

    Former Global Chief Information Officer

    Dentons

    Marcel Henri is the former Global Chief Information Officer for Dentons, the world’s largest law firm. During his 20 years with the firm he played an integral role in advancing the firm’s technology, especially as Dentons has rapidly scaled its presence –…

  • Mo Cashman

    Principle Engineer

    McAfee

    Mo Cashman is one of McAfee’s passionate leaders in cyber security. As a Principal Engineer at McAfee, Mo inspires our next generation security professionals, helps drive company technical strategy and advises our largest global customers and service provid…

  • Chris Bull

    Founding Director

    Kingsmead Square

    Chris is the founding Director of legal and professional service sector retained advisors and thought leaders Kingsmead Square and of the tri-partite Intuity Alliance, which launched September 2018. He advises on strategy, operations, transformation and s…

  • Jonathan Patterson

    Managing Director

    DWF Ventures

    Jonathan is known for innovation in the business of law with particular expertise in strategy and design. As Managing Director of Innovation and Digital at DWF, he is responsible for the day to day running of DWF Ventures, oversees the growth strategy for DWF Adva…

  • Ian Jeffery

    Partner

    Lewis Silkin LLP

    Ian Jeffery is an independent management consultant based in London, UK. His specialism is in the management and leadership of law firms and other professional services businesses. Along with his consulting work he acts as an adviser to high potential business…