Legal tech implementation platform, Reynen Court, has hired Sam Moore from leading Scottish law firm, Burness Paull, where he was the firm’s Innovation Manager. It also appears to be the first full-time role at Reynen based in the UK.
The move follows a series of hires and appointments at the legal tech platform that has also seen: Sarah Glassmeyer from the American Bar Association join as a ‘legal tech curator’, and legal sector consultant, Jae Um, join its advisory board, among others.
It appears that UK-based Paul Greenwood, the CIO at Clifford Chance, one of the law firms that has invested in Reynen, is also a non-executive director at the platform, although this is not a full-time role.
Moore sits on the Advisory Board of Lawscot Tech, the Law Society of Scotland’s innovation and legal technology campaign, and is a Senior Tutor at Glasgow University School of Law, where he teaches the Legal Innovation & Technology module of the Diploma in Scots Law that he co-created. He was also the first person in Scotland to gain the local Law Society’s Accredited Legal Technologist award.
Christian Lang, Chief Strategy Officer at Reynen Court, said: ‘Sam is a rare breed. Not only is he a passionate legal innovator with a significant track record of thought leadership and hands-on experience implementing some of the best tech in the market, but he can draw on a wealth of diverse experience (a computer-science background, biglaw legal practice, service as a front-line legal technologist, and–finally–responsibility for managing a law firm innovation function) to serve our platform users and technology vendors.’
‘It’s a perfect combination of skills and experience to add to our team as we work to deeply understanding the unmet technology needs of firms and in-house departments and then source, shepherd, and champion the technologies that can help them drive meaningful change. We’re very excited to welcome Sam to the Reynen Court family.’
And, commenting on his new role, Moore added: ‘I have gone through the pain of sourcing new technologies for firms, testing their security, reviewing compliancy, negotiating with tech vendors, deploying applications and then finding out after 9 months that we picked the wrong one so we could start all over again.’
‘Reynen Court is striving to become the new normal in legal technology, offering vendors a standardised deployment pathway, which makes it a fast, easy and frictionless experience for firms and legal departments to try and buy the technology they need, at the moment of need. I am super excited to be part of a company that has the potential to truly transform the legal industry for the benefit of firms, their clients, the vendor community and society. With the unique support of twenty leading global firms, I’m confident the Reynen Court team is on the path to creating an extraordinary company.’
Since its launch in 2017 Reynen has steadily been growing, adding new investors, as well as – most importantly – legal tech vendors to its platform. At present it said it has over 200 vendors ‘actively engaged’, with over 130 under contract, or working towards participation in the company’s Solution Store.
Is this a big deal? It underlines the company’s commitment to keep expanding its top team, which are spread across North America, the Netherlands, and now the UK. This and other moves, and board appointments, should all help Reynen to engage with the wider legal community and increase use of the platform, which recently launched a ‘Turn Key’ approach to widen the number of firms using it.