Wavelength is an SRA regulated law firm of Legal Engineers
We understand both the practice of law and the technologies that are relevant to the provision of legal services.
Our firm is a multi-disciplinary blend of data experts, technologists, process re-engineering, information engineers as well as lawyers.
Peter is a co-founder of Wavelength where he is responsible for all aspects of the business, including legal service delivery and general commercial matters.
He is an experienced commercial lawyer, having trained and worked in the City of London with Bird & Bird LLP and at various in-house legal teams in the mobile security, professional services, financial services and IT outsourcing sectors.
The Legal 500 recommends him as “a particularly good engineering specialist” with “a first-class City background”.
Along with his legal qualifications, Peter is also a British Army veteran, scientist and MBA.
Dr Ben Gardner
Chief Scientific Officer
Ben is the Chief Scientific Officer at Wavelength where he is responsible for the application of technology to legal process.
He specialises in developing data strategies that enable clients to exploit structured & unstructured information sources. His previous role was Data and Information Architect for a magic circle law firm where he drove innovation and adoption technologies to enable advanced analytics and improved Information Discovery.
Before working in the legal sector, Ben worked in the area of Information and Knowledge Management for Pfizer R&D. During this time he led unification of data access and mining, developed a global data/information governance team, introduced Enterprise 2.0 tools and delivered knowledge management frameworks that enhanced collaboration and communication.
Senior Commercial Lawyer
Claire is an experienced commercial contract and property lawyer, having worked in private practice, the public sector and as in-house counsel for science and technology organisations.
Her focus is on negotiating and drafting a full range of commercial contracts including contracts for the supply of goods and services, terms and conditions of business, consultancy agreements, IT and online contracting, intellectual property licences and publishing agreements.
Claire also advises on data protection, freedom of information, legal and regulatory compliance and reputational risks.
Felix is a recent LLM graduate from UCL where he specialised in International Commercial law and alumni of the educative legal innovation programme, LawWithoutWalls.
In his role as a Legal Engineer at Wavelength, he is engaged with solving multidimensional legal and technology problems as well as presentable data extraction. In addition, Felix is the Legal Technology Officer at LawWithoutWalls and organises the debut Rethinking justice Hackathon of the Netherlands.
Legal Operations Paralegal
Joy supports all aspects of our legal engineering practice, this includes assisting with commercial legal matters, delivering legal engineering projects and supports Wavelength operations.
Joy graduated with an LLM from UCL, where she predominantly studied a blend of media law, intellectual property, contract law and legal innovation. She is alumni of LawWithoutWalls, a global legal innovation education programme, and has acted as alumni advisor, team leader and mentor in subsequent years.
Legal Data Engineer
Scott enjoys working with structured legal data, and in particular legal finance data, to produce striking visual dashboards and reports for those with responsibility for Legal Operations. He has also developed mechanisms that convert dashboard data to be both personalised and actionable for lawyers (directly from the dashboard), and other novel systems that clean datasets that feed automated processes. Various parts of this work has been recognised by Legal Week and their ‘Best Use of Technology’ Awards as finalist for 3 consecutive years.
Scott has an in-depth knowledge of finance systems for law firms and has performed a large number of data migrations between law firm practice management systems over a 25 year period. He has deep experience with the legacy system Miles33 Precedent and Peppermint CX which is based on Microsoft Dynamics, and he has familiarity with Aderant and Elite 3E. He has also undertaken training on lean methodologies, so he is adept at identifying waste in law firm / legal team processes, and re-designing those processes to trim out unnecessary steps and reduce complexity in legal data systems.
COO & Senior Legal Engineer
Drew is a co-founder of Wavelength where he is responsible for operational matters and technical delivery.
He specialises in transformational change in the legal services sector. Drew is a commercial lawyer who moved into law firm management. His previous role was as director of operational development at an international law firm. He uses lean sigma philosophies with smart legal technologies and designs capable services and systems.
Earlier in Drew’s career, he worked in several manufacturing businesses focusing on data and scheduling issues, and also at booking.com as its legal and compliance manager.
Senior Commercial Lawyer
Emma is an experienced commercial contract lawyer having worked as in-house counsel for IT and communications companies for over 10 years. She also has experience of working in the charity sector for a not-for-profit science publisher and membership organisation.
Emma advises on many forms of commercial contracts, including product terms and conditions, supply of goods and services, IP licences, and complex international technology arrangements. She also advises on intellectual property and data protection matters.
Legal Operations Paralegal
Clare is a key member of Wavelength’s legal services and engineering team.
Clare is highly regarded for her operational effectiveness, having worked closely with many businesses and teams to improve productivity. She is technically proficient in the effective use of productivity software tools and how they efficiently interface with people.
Clare is currently studying with the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives. She provides legal services support, including legal advice, research and document management to Wavelength clients.
Patrick is the General Counsel at Wavelength law. He is a commercial lawyer with extensive experience working in house in corporate counsel and head of legal roles for technology companies operating internationally. He has particular experience in the mobile phone, semiconductor and digital security sectors.
Patrick has experience in the areas of law encountered by a technology company operating internationally with a particular focus on licensing, intellectual property, confidentiality, general commercial law and international contracting. He has designed the licensing and contractual terms to express the evolving business models of technology companies.
Legal Design Engineer
Charlotte is a Legal Design Engineer at Wavelength. She applies creative and design thinking to the law; which includes using these approaches to focus on the user experience in the legal processes and solutions we develop.
Charlotte is also an experienced and practising commercial and corporate lawyer, having previously worked in-house at the BBC and Cambridge Assessment, and in private practice at the law firms Allen & Overy (the Netherlands) and Chapman Tripp (New Zealand) where she specialised in mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets and general commercial and contract law. Her global experience makes her a key team member for the international work we do with law firms and legal teams around the world.
Hannah enjoys improving processes and enhancing systems. Having supported a key, international client as an extension of their in house legal team at her previous firm, she went on to facilitate the rapid growth of the corporate and commercial practice supporting young technology companies, entrepreneurs, and the people who invest in them.
Hannah brings her passion for improving organisational efficiency and service delivery to our Legal Operations Team. An experienced paralegal, well on her way to qualification with the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, she provides legal services to Wavelength clients and supports all aspects of our legal engineering practice.
Our non-executive directors
Chair & Non-Executive Director: Anne-Marie Garner
Anne-Marie has over 20 years’ experience of building and running world class commercial legal teams. She is the General Counsel and Company Secretary at Raspberry Pi. She spent 15 years working as Legal Director for Johnson Matthey Plc, a FTSE 100 technology company, having previously worked in the ecommerce sector and trained in information technology and intellectual property procurement in the City of London. She strives for the optimum provision of legal services via the incorporation of lean methodologies, without compromising organisational cultures. Anne-Marie is a diversity & inclusion thought leader and also sits as a trustee of the Gravity Light Foundation.
Non-Executive Director: Catherine Bamford
Catherine is an expert legal knowledge engineer, document automation and workflow design specialist with significant experience in the legal technology sector. She qualified as a solicitor into the real estate department of one of the country’s top commercial practices in 2007 and then progressed to manage that firm’s now industry-leading legal knowledge engineering team. Catherine is now the founding CEO of a successful consultancy providing automation services to a number of high profile in-house legal teams and top 20 law firms.
Non-Executive Director: Mark Astbury
Mark is a sales & marketing director with 25 years' experience at director level at Paypoint, Next and the BBC. Experienced across multiple market sectors he ran sales and client management functions focussed on large scale blue chip clients as well as managing the supporting b2b marketing function. Mark is a member of the business angel group Cambridge Capital Group and an investor in a number of technology businesses. He is a non-executive director of digital marketing business, Turtl.