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.
CEO: Peter Lee
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.
Chief Scientific Officer: Dr Ben Gardner
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 Walden
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.
Legal Engineer: Felix Schulte-Strathaus
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 multidimenstional legal and technology problems as well as presentable data extraction. In addition, Felix will begin his role as Chief Technology Officer at LawWithoutWalls and organise the debut "Rethink Law Hackathon" of the Netherlands.
COO & Senior Legal Engineer: Drew Winlaw
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 Harbour
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 Harreld
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.
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 was recently a legal director at 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.