Welcome to the MPF Knowledge, Innovation & Technology Group

Helping Group members be the best they can in a fast evolving and uncertain business landscape

The MPF Knowledge, Innovation & Technology Group provides a formal network for those who are responsible for managing their firm’s intellectual capital and exploiting strategic opportunities that result from advances in technology. The Committee organises quarterly events for up to 20 people and a private Hub that:

  • Encourage learning through an exchange of ideas and best practice
  • Clarify how members can best contribute to the challenges and opportunities facing their firms
  • Explore ways to develop a relationship of mutual respect and trust with the firm-wide leader and other C-Suite members
  • Facilitate debate amongst those holding diverse perspectives
  • Provide members with insight into the value contributed by other management experts


Chair: David Halliwell, Director of Knowledge and Innovation Delivery, Pinsent Masons

Director: Stephen Perry, Interim Manager

Marie Bernard, Europe Innovation Director, Dentons & Strategic Advisor, Nextlaw Labs

Bruce Braude, Head of Strategic Client Technology and legal tech specialist, Berwin Leighton Paisner

Steve Bynghall, Director, Two Hives

Rosemary Nunn, Global Innovation Director, Arcadis

Rick Seabrook, Managing Director Europe, Neota Logic

Ruth Ward, Head of Knowledge & Collaboration Technologies, Allen & Overy LLP


  • We are dedicated to the issues that make a real difference to our members - other networks focus on technical capability.
  • We provide an inclusive forum - other networks focus on knowledge, innovation or technology.
  • We treat you as an insider – coping with “non-lawyer, non-person” attitudes can be challenging, especially for those new to the sector
  • There is a lack of understanding at firms and the wider community about the emergence of knowledge and innovation as management disciplines in their own right.


Takeovers & mergers: Lessons learned
Management Team Together

Speakers - Jenni Emery (CMS), Peter Madden (Arcadis), Jeremy Horner

Lewis Silkin, 5 Chancery Lane, Clifford's Inn, London, EC4A 1BL

Thursday 5 October 2017 - postponed

The challenges of leading a successful merger or takeover are varied and extensive. Leadership at all stages is paramount, from conception to integrating strategy and objectives all while leading a firm of people.

Each individual element of the firm faces its own specific challenges – from partners and fee earners to business services departments. A well-planned and executed integration ensures minimal disruption, underpinned with strong communication to both your people and your clients – current and future.


Coming soon...


  • Chief Knowledge Officer
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Those with equivalent job titles to CKO or CIO (for example Technology Director)
  • Firmwide leaders
  • Client-facing leaders & Office heads
  • Approved members of other Groups
  • Approved members of Clubs

Membership details


David Halliwell Chair:
David Halliwell,
Pinsent Masons
Stephen Perry Director:
Stephen Perry
Marie Bernard Marie Bernard,
Nextlaw Labs
Bruce Braude Bruce Braude,
Berwin Leighton Paisner
Steve Bynghall Steve Bynghall,
Two Hives
Rosemary Nunn Rosemary Nunn,
Rick Seabrook Rick Seabrook,
Neota Logic

More on the committee members…


  • Are machines going to steal your job?
  • Creating an inclusive culture
  • Disruptive Innovation
  • Measuring success
  • Organisational design
  • Should we take data analytics seriously?