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Chrissie Lightfoot

Advisor @ Technology Advisory Council

The Entrepreneur Lawyer | Author of the Naked Lawyer series | Legal Futurist | Brand Strategist & SocialHuman Activist

Leeds, United Kingdom

Ranked #713 out of 14,260 for Advisor in United States

Chrissie Lightfoot's Work Experience

Technology Advisory Council


December 2014 to Present

London, United Kingdom

EntrepreneurLawyer Limited

CEO - Founder

September 2009 to Present

EntrepreneurLawyer Limited

Futurist | Author of the NAKED LAWYER series | Speaker | Social Networking Strategist

September 2009 to Present

Leeds, United Kingdom

Chrissie Lightfoot's Education

Nottingham Law School

Legal Practice Certificate Legal Practice Certificate

2006 to 2008

Nottingham Trent University


2006 to 2008

Sheffield Law School

Masters in Law Law

2004 to 2006

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Technology Advisory Council

Advisor, Contributor and Thought Leader on the Technology Advisory Council, chaired by Karl Chapman, CEO of Riverview Law working with IBM and others to shape the development into the professions of ‘cognitive’ decision tools such as IBM Watson, and to alert firm management to the people implications through thought leadership.

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2015 listed one of the "World’s Top Female Futurists." 2015 listed LinkedIn's No.1 best-connected & most engaged woman in the legal sector;4th across all sectors. 2013 Top 10 Legal Tweeter (The Times). 2013 International Top 100 Executive & Legal Professional of the Year (via International Top 100 Business Magazine, April 2013) Present: Author - 'Tomorrow's Naked Lawyer: NewTech,NewHuman,NewLaw - How to be successful 2015 to 2045'​ (published Nov 2014) and its prequel *Best Seller* book 'The Naked Lawyer: RIP to XXX - How To Market, Brand and Sell You!'​ (Nov 2010) Columnist / Writer - Global Legal Post | Thomson Reuters - Legal Current | Law Society Gazette | Entrepreneur Country Solicitor(non-practising) | Entrepreneur | Business Consultant at EntrepreneurLawyer Limited(EL)-first point of call for ambitious legal professionals & entrepreneurs. Personal Brand,Social Media,Social Networking,Relationship Marketing,Relationship Sales,Client Attraction & Retention,CRM,Legal Purchasing, Legal Futures, Innovation, Artificial Intelligence & Robotics in law. ONE Partner in a law firm achieved £1m pa ($1.6mAussie) new client fees after following The Naked Lawyer eBook ROAR model & advice. Past: Entrepreneur & Lawyer... 1) Founder of 3 start-ups: Legal, New Media & Leisure sectors. Solid track-record in achieving quality lead generation, quality referrals & increasing sales. 2) Lee & Priestley LLP (Solicitors); now merged Lupton Fawcett Denison Till • Business Lawyer - 3yrs • Actively involved in website development,business development,marketing of niches & web presence - Brainchild of the firm's Business Start Up Package & Entrepreneur Team initiator • Proactive in developing & driving business start-up package,share scheme,woman & young & serial entrepreneur niche offerings • Research & innovation related to the delivery of legal services: firm’s business start-up package,e-commerce proposition,in-house corporate knowledge hub & employee share scheme focusAdvisor @ Advisor, Contributor and Thought Leader on the Technology Advisory Council, chaired by Karl Chapman, CEO of Riverview Law working with IBM and others to shape the development into the professions of ‘cognitive’ decision tools such as IBM Watson, and to alert firm management to the people implications through thought leadership. From December 2014 to Present (1 year 1 month) London, United KingdomCEO - Founder @ Core services: client attraction, retention, personal brand, relationship marketing, relationship sales, social media, social networking skills coaching and understanding for ambitious legal professionals. Core focus: trainee, newly qualified, junior and associate solicitors in UK & USA commercial law firms (although we do work with Partners where appropriate/applicable/requested) - 121 and/or group training available. Core team: CEO together with niche specialism coaches. From September 2009 to Present (6 years 4 months) Futurist | Author of the NAKED LAWYER series | Speaker | Social Networking Strategist @ As an author, I am best noted for my pioneering and groundbreaking best-seller The Naked Lawyer: RIP to XXX – How to Market, Brand and Sell YOU! (2010) and its NEW RELEASE sequel Tomorrow’s Naked Lawyer: NewTech, NewHuman, NewLaw – How to be successful 2015 to 2045 (Dec 2014) together with my consultancy and training in The ROAR Experience Social Media Programme. The Naked Lawyer is recommended and mentioned in Professor Richard Susskind’s book, Tomorrow’s Lawyers (2013), along with only a handful of select books as the go to literature on the future of legal services. As a futurist (in my writing, speaking and consultancy capacity) I advise entrepreneurs, individual lawyers and their firms, globally on the future of legal services, products and provision, smart legal buying, AI and robotics in the legal eco-system, personal branding, social media, social networking, marketing, business development and innovation. As a legal and business commentator I am periodically quoted in The Times (London), and the newspaper reported myself as one of the Top Ten Best Legal Tweeters. I am also a contributing author of a number of business books and a UK national award and prize winning researcher. From September 2009 to Present (6 years 4 months) Leeds, United KingdomColumnist / Writer / Blogger @ I write many articles in both the legal and business press (a regular contributor to Managing Partner magazine). I am a writer and content provider for LexisNexis Practice Management portal, columnist for The Global Legal Post e-zine, TheRouse e-zine, designated blogger for the Law Society Gazette (‘In Business’ blog), Trinity Mirror (‘Totally Legal’ blog), ALPMA (practice management blog), Brand Yorkshire (Marketing features/blog), EnCountry (‘Entrepreneur Country’ blog) and Fresh Business Thinking blog. From September 2009 to Present (6 years 4 months) Leeds, United KingdomEntrepreneur Mentor & Advisor @ Law Without Walls (LWOW) is a community of entrepreneurs, legal practitioners, law professors and law students that is focused on innovating the legal sector. Student participants work together on teams with the guidance of the LWOW community on projects aimed at innovating legal practice and education across the world. LWOW has been featured in Time Magazine, The Financial Times, Forbes, The National Jurist, and more. It is a pleasure and honour to be asked for the 4th year running to be an entrepreneur mentor and advisor to the brightest, most ambitious and innovative legal minds in 20+ Universities (and law schools) across 20+ countries. 2015 - Entrepreneur Mentor for the project “Harnessing The Power of Watson: Utilizing Cognitive Technology to Help the Law Firm Make Better Decisions and Build a Stronger Relationship with Clients.” 2014 - Entrepreneur Mentor for the project “Robot Lawyers: The Future of Online Chat Attorneys.” From August 2009 to Present (6 years 5 months) Entrepreneur Lawyer @ Trainee solicitor. Successfully completed 3 years in the Corporate Law (24mths), Commercial/IP Law (6mths) and Employment Law departments (6mths). Legal drafting, advice and due diligence in relation to the following: ·Employee share schemes - unapproved and approved including EMI share option schemes; ·Corporate transactions (buying & selling entities - share or asset; MBO; MBI); ·Corporate structure and incorporation - sole trader, partnerships, LLPs, private limited company (by shares and by guarantee); ·Shareholder & Cross Option agreements; ·Memorandum and articles of association; ·Company returns and secretarial matters (statutory books); ·Commercial agreements - joint venture, agency, franchise, collaboration, consultancy, licensing, research, framework; ·Employment contracts - compromise agreements, contracts of service, contracts for services; ·Commercial documents/contracts (online and offline T&Cs and Privacy Policies, NDAs, Guarantees); and ·IP - research and applications (Copyright, Trade Marks and Domain Names). From July 2006 to August 2009 (3 years 2 months) Founder - CEO @ On a part-time basis (in addition to my 'day job' i.e. secondary interest) conducted commercial work (inc. business development, research, strategy & planning, innovation) for UK and USA based companies; initially as sole trader, morphed as Full On Living Limited and recently as EntrepreneurLawyer Limited: Jan 2009 - July 2009: Full On Innovation For Entrepreneurs - business start-up and growth advice re. marketing / sales / innovation including research, ideation - identifiying and suggesting niche markets, sectors, service and product offerings, devising strategy & plans (including social media), writing & proofing web content and referrals to 'doers' to increase sales. July 2006 – Dec 2008: Business advice including website content (inc. proofing/editing) and e-marketing. Sep 1994 - July 2006: Research and advising including strategy, markets, legal compliance [UK & EU], business plans, marketing, mergers, start-ups, intellectual property, domain names, ecommerce, website content (writing and proofing), communication, behaviour, business development, funding and export. From September 1994 to August 2009 (15 years) Commercial Legal Work Experience @ Legal research, drafting and reporting - Commercial Contracting, Intellectual Property, CDR and Employment. Highlight - conducted research for the European Community Trademark Association regarding monetary damage remedies for counterfeiting and trade mark infringement. From June 2005 to June 2006 (1 year 1 month) Co-Founder - Innovation Director & Managing Director @ Business operated in areas of Internet; e-marketing, e-commerce and as ISP. Started as Innovation Director involving research, conception, strategic planning, marketing innovations and product/service development. January 03 Managing Director involving legal affairs, business development, joint ventures, fund raising, leading and managing the senior management team. Direct line managed 5; team of 12. From May 2001 to April 2004 (3 years) Deputy General Manager @ Stoke Poges Health Club (South Buckinghamshire) - mature club. Initially joined the organization to specialize in corporate development and innovation relating to online marketing, sales and strategy. As DM primarily involved in sales, marketing, PR, staff recruitment and management – including contract of services and contracts for services. Instrumental in the sales team achieving 270% over performance Jan 2001 (the most successful club in the group, including new start clubs) due to marketing and sales innovations - £500,000 revpam. Direct line managed 5; team of @50. From May 2000 to June 2001 (1 year 2 months) Co-Founder - Innovation Director @ Operations Director and Company Secretary of The Image Factory (Europe) Limited (seconded to Digital Print Direct Ltd Jan 1997 – July 1999 Project Director). The Image Factory (Europe) Limited: Design & Print Company where responsibilities included business development and creating, implementing and managing an efficient and effective operational system, market research, marketing, advertising, company policies and managing the company’s banking facilities. Direct line managed 4; team of 10. Digital Print Direct Ltd: Digital Design, Print and Marketing start up company. Role involved market research, conducting research then analyzing, interpreting and presenting the acquired quantitative and qualitative data. Designing and executing marketing and business strategy based on data and applications to the DTI for Regional Selective Assistance (achieved £250k RSA Funding). Also evaluation of new technology being applied to improve efficiency and profitability. Direct line managed team of 4. From June 1996 to June 1999 (3 years 1 month) Various Management Positions @ PR Manager, Reception Manager, Assistant Restaurant Manager, Bar Supervisor, Trainee Manager. From June 1990 to September 1994 (4 years 4 months) Legal Practice Certificate, Legal Practice Certificate @ Nottingham Law School From 2006 to 2008 LPC, Law @ Nottingham Trent University From 2006 to 2008 Masters in Law, Law @ Sheffield Law School From 2004 to 2006 BA (Hons) Leisure Studies, Business & Leisure @ Leeds Beckett University From 1993 to 1996 Durham High School From 1986 to 1990 Sedgefield Comprehensive From 1983 to 1986 Chrissie Lightfoot is skilled in: Relationship Marketing, Personal Branding, Sales Process, Client Relationship Building, Customer Relations, Brand Development, Innovation, Innovative Thinking, Online Branding, Brand Innovation, New Business Development, Business Strategy, Business Planning, Social Media, Social Networking

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