Name: Sophie Newbould
Firm Name: innov8aw
Country: UK - England
Expertise: Data Solutions Law

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Professional Biography:

Sophie Newbould is our exclusively recommended Data Solutions Law expert in England on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Sophie directly using the contact details listed above.

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

A UK-licensed solicitor. Sophie’s background spans corporate, commercial and government legal work at the highest levels. Her decisive approach to business means clients receive clarity, simplicity and rapid execution.

On top of impressive academic achievement, Sophie’s stellar career has seen her work as a business lawyer for private companies, law firms, county councils, the UK police and central government. As a commercial lawyer at The Police ICT Company, Sophie advised on ICT procurements, digital policing portfolio projects and commercial data transfers.

She has served as a Commercial Contracts Advisor for the UK Home Office, as an EU Exit Contracts Advisor with the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and acted in a legal advisory capacity on several significant projects, including the Met Office £1bn Supercomputer 2020+ Programme procurement, the UK Gambling Commission’s 4th National Lottery License Competition, supporting the Department for Transport (DfT) Rail Projects Team and consulting the Bank of England on its information management systems procurement & supply chain policies.

While still advising national public sector clients, and utilising her public sector technology experience, in 2019 Sophie co-founded automation software provider, Athensys, which helps suppliers and authorities work together more effectively.

Today, as well as shaping a bright future for her private law practice Newboulds Solicitors and its ever-growing client roster, Sophie acts as a consultant to the UK’s largest bus company, Stagecoach, advising on large franchising bids, Zero Emission Bus fleet and infrastructure projects plus various transport data commercial models & agreements. She is also working on her own new ground-breaking legal innovation company – innov8aw. innov8law is the first technology company of its kind to provide lawyers and law firms with end-to-end bleeding edge commercial data solutions.

When not resolving complex commercial legal issues for some of the UK’s most innovative technology companies and public sector organisations, Sophie can be heard supporting her local community on the Who Cares? podcast on Phoenix FM and actively promoting the Here 2 Help Marketplace in support of families of UK armed forces, low paid public sector workers and unpaid carers during the costs of living crises.

Firm Overview:

innov8law was established in November 2020 to provide best of breed data, digital and other technology solutions that support busy lawyers and law firm departments that need essential and advanced capability.

innov8law has a purely customer centric approach in relation to the solutions it provides clients. innov8law clients are in the driving seat, in control of their spend and other decisions on outsourced technology that is provided by the best market providers and managed by one-stop innov8law solution. Our clients save time, money and resources with guaranteed access to the latest global legal technology advancements and trends that benefit their practice.

Our clients are largely law firms and organisation in house legal teams who have acute and chronic needs for no-nonsense, high quality and trustworthy legal innovation that provides safe and secure capability support.