Innovate Legal Online Meetup: Building a Virtual Law Firm

A discussion about the transformation of the traditional law firm office, and how to transition to a virtual office quickly and effectively.

As businesses in the UK begin to reopen, some questions remain for law firms: What does the future hold for the traditional office model?

As more and more legal professionals continue to work from home thanks to the benefits of a virtual office—like a lower overhead and increased flexibility in work hours—how will the traditional office model shift to a “new normal”?

Join us in a live panel discussion as UK lawyers—David Turney of Avery Law and Mandeep Kaur Virdee of KaurMaxwell—talk about how the traditional law firm office model is transforming, and how your law firm can stay one step ahead by shifting away from the traditional brick-and-mortar office swiftly and effectively.

In this discussion, we will cover the following questions:

  • Is the traditional law firm going to survive?
  • What is a virtual law firm?
  • Should you consider running both a virtual firm and a traditional one?

Duration: 45 minutes

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David Turney

David Turney
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Avery Law

David is a highly skilled, entrepreneurial, and recommended lawyer. He started his career at “magic circle” law firm Allen & Overy, then worked in-house before founding Avery Law, a boutique law firm for the changing legal-marketplace. David frequently provides corporate, commercial and finance English law advice to start-ups, scale-ups, investors, corporations, and entrepreneurs from around the world. David has a keen interest in technology and specialises in fundraisings, particularly in the tech sector.

Mandeep Kaur Virdee
Managing Partner

Mandeep is is the ultimate definition of girl power. She decided to build out the law firm from the ground up whilst eight months pregnant with her first born. Tenacious and driven, her fierce, no nonsense approach means that she has quickly established herself in the field. Commercially savvy and playing on her strengths in civil and commercial litigation plus insolvency and restructuring, no problem is too big for her. KaurMaxwell now is a strong team of two partners, four solicitors, two trainees, and a wonderful practice manager who keeps them all in line!

Discussion participants:

Teresa Bowe

Teresa Bowe 
Managing Director | CCF Accountancy

Teresa Bowe has been running a successful accountancy practice, CCF, in Harrogate since 2010. Working predominantly with consultants and professionals, these last 12 months has seen the practice go from strength to strength whilst embracing new technologies and Making Tax Digital rules.


Elizabeth Rimmer

Elizabeth Rimmer
CEO | LawCare

Elizabeth is the CEO of LawCare, a charity offering emotional support, information and training to the legal community in the UK and Ireland. LawCare works to promote good mental health and wellbeing in legal workplaces and drive change in education, training and practice.


Obi Nwokedi

Obi Nwokedi
Managing Partner | Orbital Law

Obi Nwokedi is Managing Partner at Orbital Law, a full digital niche law firm specialising in Information Technology, cyber security and data protection. Obi has nearly 20 years’ experience advising some of the biggest companies in the world on their most challenging and complex IT and Telecommunications contracts.


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Joshua Lenon

Joshua Lenon | Lawyer in Residence, Clio

A New York-admitted attorney, Joshua provides legal scholarship to Clio on issues relating to technology, privacy, and lawyers’ ethical duties of competency.

Michelle Blankenship Jordan

Leon Carelli | Chief Technology Officer, Locks Law Firm

Leon Carelli manages varying forensic, eDiscovery, and information technology needs for Locks Law Firm. He also oversees the firm's litigation support department and coordinates projects involving data analytics.

William Large

William Large| Partner, Cara Stone

For more than 20 years, Large has litigated in federal and state courts throughout the United States on matters such as antitrust, environmental pollution, and securities. He served as a Member of Lead Counsel team and Chairman for the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee Discovery Group during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill litigation.

Will Delgado

Will Delgado| Partner, Willenken Wilson Loh & Delgado LLP

Will’s practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, class actions, and complex business litigation. An expert in developing areas of law, Will frequently litigates and lectures on issues of first impression throughout the United States.

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Geraldine O'Reilly

Geraldine O'Reilly
Community Manager, UK
Clio—cloud-based case management

Having had nearly a decade of experience in tech and the legal field, Geraldine has a deep understanding of the needs of businesses and lawyers. Geraldine leads Clio’s European events and community strategy and has spoken and moderated on many occasions about the future of legal, law firm growth, and cloud technology and security. Geraldine is also passionate about helping firms grow.

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