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

Kevin Wheatly, Global Automotive & Transportation Sector Knowledge Leader, EY


  • 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.


Market disruption: Part 2 – Digital, technology and AI
Management Team Together

Speakers - Ian Jeffery (Lewis Silkin); Mark Sykes (BDO); Alex Hamilton (Radiant Law)

Moore Stephens, 150 Aldersgate Street, London, EC1A 4AB

Thursday 14 September 2017

In February we held an MPF event discussing Market Disruption from challenger firms within professional services, offering alternative service delivery and pricing models.

In this second event we move on to take a look at how professional services are being disrupted by the development of new technologies and platforms.

Further details and RSVP


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
Steve Bynghall Steve Bynghall,
Two Hives
Rosemary Nunn Rosemary Nunn,
Rick Seabrook Rick Seabrook,
Neota Logic
Kevin Wheatly Kevin Wheatly,

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?