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Hannah is one of the Future of Law blog’s digital and technical editors. She graduated from Northumbria University with a degree in History and Politics and previously freelanced for News UK, before working as a senior news editor for LexisNexis.

Electra Japonas is the founder and CEO of The Law Boutique, a challenger law firm that is bringing law into the 21st century. The Law Boutique takes a uniquely holistic, customer-first approach to delivering high quality legal, operational and strategic support to fast-growth businesses.

Electra started The Law Boutique in 2017 having spent over ten years in various large organisations in commercial legal and data protection roles, including the European Space Agency, Disney, BAT and EY. She realised there was a gap in the market for a legal company that took a more holistic approach to legal support, beyond just the law. The penny dropped when in her last role at BAT, she spent four months negotiating a multi-million pound agreement for an IT project with the support of a big expensive law firm, only to come out of the negotiation and have to re-draft the whole agreement when the business was unable to understand most of what it said. She spent another few months translating the agreement into plain English, introducing visual guides to explain how the various teams need to operate to reach the right outcomes and building tech tools to streamline the contract management process.

Electra is passionate about bringing innovation, design-thinking and strategy to the legal sphere and building a business that is truly going to make a difference in the way people experience, expect and deliver legal support.

Amy leads the thought leadership and content strategy for LexisNexis UK. Her work appears in marketing campaigns, in industry press and in legal trade magazines. She is an established creative writer and researcher, with her articles appearing in national publications, such as City A.M. and Financial IT. She is also one of the writers and digital editors of LexisNexis' insights blogs including the Future of Law, and the In-house blog.

Elizabeth has been managing and developing charities in the mental health sector for over 20 years.  She joined LawCare in 2014 from the Institute of Group Analysis, a membership and training organisation for group psychotherapists. Before that she headed up Alzheimer’s Disease International, a worldwide federation of Alzheimer Associations. Elizabeth started her working life as a solicitor specialising in clinical negligence, practicing at Leigh Day.

 

LawCare is an independent charity offering emotional support, information and training to the legal community in the UK and Ireland. We work to promote good mental health and wellbeing in legal workplaces and drive change in education, training and practice.  If you need to talk call us on 0800 279 6888 or visit  www.lawcare.org.uk

Allison is a former partner of Shoosmiths, with extensive experience of legal management and practice compliance.
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