Robyn Weatherley

Robyn Weatherley | Mishcon de Reya

After studying Law, I joined Mishcon de Reya in 2013 as a Paralegal in the Real Estate department. Whilst applying for training contracts, I secured a role working for the Managing Partner as a Paralegal/EA and quickly progressed into a position as Executive Officer, supporting the Board in the development and management of the business. Part of my role involved working with our CTO on projects around how Mishcon de Reya can better utilise technology. Although originally aiming for a career in Law, I quickly realised that my passion and skills lay in a more forward-thinking environment. In 2016 I helped set up our first in-house LegalTech accelerator programme, MDR LAB, which I have now been Programme Manager of for two years.

Although not following a traditional route to a career in tech, my experience at Mishcon de Reya and the LAB have allowed me to develop my innovation, project management and business development skills. I have built my knowledge of different technologies such as AI, machine learning and natural language processing. This has enabled me to create a role which allows me to pull on my array of experience, have an impact on the business and wider legal sector and do something which I am truly passionate about.