Ruby Datum’s Founder and CEO, Nick Watson, is a man of many talents and always has an exciting venture up his sleeve. Business as almost usual, Nick remained resilient and busy in 2020. Here’s what he got up to.
Nick has been busy collaborating with the CEO of Cosmonauts, Timo Karakashev, on Legal Legends. Founded in 2020, Legal Legends aims to help law firms integrate existing LegalTech and scope and build and test bespoke technology projects to deliver an exceptional user experience. Legal Legends also aims to help LegalTech companies improve the user experience of their platform and grow their companies.
Since the beginning of his professional career at 15, Nick has worked alongside the legal industry supporting and innovating to improve lawyers’ working lives. Throughout this experience, Nick was able to understand the challenges that lawyers face and with a typical culture of long and high billed hours in the legal industry, Nick wanted to support further. Seeing that suicidal tendencies amongst lawyers stand at four times the national average and with higher suicide rates, Nick used his passion for mental health and well-being, to contribute to the Society of Computers and Law (SCL). Wellbeing is critical to success, health and happiness and SCL seeks to cultivate discussion and provide foundational and advanced training at the intersection of information technology and law. In 2020, supported by Gary Waters, Nick has developed a mental health and coping strategies blog series to improve the wellbeing in the industry.
In 2020, Nick has also worked to develop the growth of his networking group, LawTech London, which discusses emerging topics in LegalTech with industry thought leaders. The group currently has 860 members.
Furthermore, Nick is a mentor for The Legal Forecast (TLF) connect programme in Australia and for Barclay’s Eagle Lab where Nick holds webinars on empowered mindsets and also in Australia, Nick is the UK advisor to the Chief Officer Forum for the Centre of Legal Innovation.
Last, but most certainly not least, Nick devotes his spare time (when he actually has some) to fighting the effect of climate change on the UK’s beaches. During the G7 summit last month, Nick was a part of the 1500 protesters at the Surfers Against Sewage Ocean & Climate Emergency G7 Paddle Protest.
And of course, Nick is the CEO and Founder of Ruby Datum Virtual Data Rooms. Get in touch with the team today to find our more about our LegalTech platform, Ruby Datum.