Leaders in Law endorses Sophie Newbould as our exclusively recommended Data Solutions Law expert in the United Kingdom. If you wish to get in touch Sophie, please use the contact information provided 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 an automation software provider, Athensys, to help suppliers and authorities work more efficiently together.
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, which provides UK Legal and justice practitioners access to the world’s finest data, digital and technology through streamlined procurement, marketplace and contract management services.
When not resolving complex commercial legal issues for some of the UK’s most innovative technology companies and public sector organisations, Sophie is leading the pro bono community initiative Who Cares? to inspire social justice revolution by educating and supporting individuals and their families harmed by the UK Authorities’ neglect in fulfilling their duties of care in public services provision.
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 simplified the procurement process for its clients to be more strategic and precise in their data, digital and technology requirements and returns on investments. We focus on the benefits that result from protect, process and grow procurement of latest global data, digital and tech, selecting only the finest providers on to the innov8law marketplace.
Our clients are smaller law practices with acute and chronic needs for no-nonsense, high quality and trustworthy legal innovation that provides safe and secure protect, process and grow business innovation support.