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Dana Denis-Smith
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Dana Denis-Smith is an entrepreneur and former Linklaters lawyer and international journalist. She founded Obelisk in 2010 to keep ex-City lawyers working flexibly, around their family or other personal commitments. Obelisk is an award-wining business having been Highly Commended in the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards 2012 and a runner up in the Managing Partner Forum Awards. Dana was one of ten European lawyers shortlisted in the Individual Legal Innovator category of the FT awards in 2012. In 2007 she founded the award – wining emerging markets specialist business Marker Global. In 2010 she was featured in Management Today magazines “35 under 35” list of female high flyers. The yearly list features a roll call of the most inspirational businesswomen under the age of 35 in the UK. She graduated with a Bsc in International History and Msc in Political Economy from the London School of Economics. She is a member of the Law Society.
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For the past 8 years now, I’ve been sitting on the legal innovation bus - trying to bring fresh ideas and models of working. This strange and wonderful journey began...


Spare a thought for London’s black-cab drivers – they recently took to the streets to protest against Uber, the mobile phone app that has had many a brush with the...

By Dana Denis-Smith Two things always struck me in The Waldorf Salad, an episode from the 1970s British comedy classic Fawlty Towers. And they both remind me why...

By Dana Denis-Smith What can an industry that charges in manpower-units learn from one that charges in horsepower units? Law and taxis – both centuries-old...

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