The Executive Board is responsible for the strategic direction of UKLTA. Executive Board members may also be Directors of the association.

Lauren Watson
Lauren WatsonChair & Director

Lauren has worked in the legal sector for the last 10 years, with over 5 years working for legal technology companies in the UK. She’s worked with hundreds of law firms ranging from mid-market firms to the global top 20 to manage all aspects of people, process and technology. Lauren is passionate about the intersection of law and technology, and how that can deliver benefits to the whole legal market.

Lauren is currently Head of Product Marketing at Robin AI, a contract infrastructure platform. She previously held sales, partnerships and go-to-market strategy roles at Legl, CrowdJustice and Jameson Legal.

Pippa Shepherd
Pippa ShepherdExecutive Board Member & Director

Head of Customer Engagement at Arken.legal (UK) Ltd leading the sales, marketing and customer success functions.  Previously Pippa has held senior commercial roles across sales, marketing and customer engagement for over 25 years.  Alongside this, is 18 years of specialism in leading subscription-based income streams mixing commercial and client centricity programmes with effective new product development.

Rob Hosier
Rob HosierExecutive Board Member & Director

Rob has over 12 years’ experience in legal services and has helped develop some of the largest Conveyancing Practices in the UK. Proven track record in managing sales teams; budgets and marketing strategies.

Dr Matthew Terrell
Dr Matthew TerrellExecutive Board Member & Director

Matthew is the Head of Marketing for vLex Global Markets, who provide the world’s largest collections of common and civil law, alongside innovative AI-powered technology.

Matthew is also the creator of the vLex International Law and Technology Writing Competition, and former editorial board member for Modern Law Magazine.

Prior to joining vLex (formally Justis), Matthew was the Co-founder and Chief Communications Officer for Call For Participants, an online research service used by over 600 universities around the world. Matthew has also acted as a star-up mentor for Virgin Start-up’s, The Princes Trust and Jisc.

Simon Law
Simon LawExecutive Board Member & Director

Simon Law is a Licensed Conveyancer with over 20 years experienced in conveyancing.

Simon is a Director and Head of Legal Practice for DC Law and JS Law (which DC Law purchased in September 2016).

Simon has extensive experience working in the profession having worked for large and small firms. Simon established Secure Legal Solutions in 2010, which merged with DC Law in January 2013.

Simon is the current Chairperson of the Society of Licensed Conveyancers (the professional body which represents Licensed Conveyancers).

Steve Brett
Steve BrettExecutive Board Member & Director

Steve Brett is Co Founder of E3 Compliance Training. Their focus is to work with both customers and subject matter experts to ensure that their courses are the best they can be. If you want to change the way your compliance training is delivered or help them write new courses then get in touch.

Tom Lyes
Tom LyesExecutive Board Member & Director

With 10 years experience in the Residential Conveyancing market at a Law Firm and a leading Compliance tool Tom joined Armalytix in October 21, with the aim of helping law firms get source of funds information safely and efficiently from clients using Open Banking and other smart technology including document recognition. Source of funds is a significant challenge for Law Firms as outlined by the SRA, CLC and LSAG guidance. Tom sees huge room for growth in how this information is collected and how technology can help analyse the data to better support lawyers. With market leading analysis, Tom believes Armalytix can play a key part in helping stem the rise in financial crime and stop the vulnerable being exploited.

Stephen LucasExecutive Board Member & Director