what’s my track record?

legal entrepreneur:

futurology, author, strategy, social networking, sales, marketing, brand, innovation, AI and Robots in law, business and society:

  • Visionary and pioneer of the world’s first impartial AI robot lawyer –Robot Lawyer LISA
      • 2019, Chrissie was named a winner in two categories at the ACQ5 Law Awards 2019 for 1) UK Gamechanger of the Year (Legal Tech), and 2) International Legal Coach of the Year.
      • 2019, she was also named a winner in two categories at the AI Leading Adviser Awards for 1) Entrepreneurial Expert of the year, and 2) Leading Law Sales of the Year.
      • 2018 – was asked to join the Futurists, Business, Media, Legal, Robotics/AI, Space Settlement advisory boards at the Lifeboat Foundation, alongside Ray Kurzweil and Nobel Laureates Daniel Kahneman, Eric S. Maskin, Richard J. Roberts, Wole Soyinka and other leading thinkers and activists.
      • 2018 – named in the ABA (American Bar Association’s) Law Technology Resource Center’s Women of Legal Tech 2018 list (a distinction reserved for 25 stand-out women throughout the world in tech and law).
      • 2018 – named in the National Law Journal’s (USA and UK) Inaugural List of Legal AI Leaders (an exclusive list of 49 global entrepreneur / company trail-blazers)
      • 2018 – written evidence submitted to the House of Lords Select Committee on AI, session 2017-2019, was quoted and published in the House of Lords AI Report, April 2018, page 28 paragraph 55.
      • 2018 – winner of the AI Leading Advisor Awards for Leading Sales and Legal Coach of the Year, UK.
      • 2017 – winner of the AI Legal Awards for best legal professional coaching company.
      • 2017 – finalist (highly commended) in the UK Enterprise Awards – billed as The Oscars for Technology Entrepreneurs – in the categories Woman Entrepreneur and Social Enterprise for Robot Lawyer LISA.
      • 2017 – advisor to the board of The Telegraph’s Digital Enterprise Network
      • 2017 – EntrepreneurLawyer selected by FeedSpot as one of the Top 50 Entrepreneur Blogs on the web.
      • 2016 – awarded Honorary Visiting Fellow, University of Westminster, School of Law (AI & Robots in law), London, UK.
      • 2015 named in List Of The World’s Top Female Futurists
      • 2015 to present – thought leader and consultant to the Establishment and a variety of Law Societies around the world: Chrissie is asked regularly to attend many thought-leadership roundtables (including government advisors) at the Royal Society, MOD, the Law Society of England and Wales, the Legal Services Board, and NESTA, with regard to new law, regulation, policy and strategies to be considered in light of the rise of AI and machine learning in society and law.
      • 2015 – LinkedIn TOP 2015 list named No.1: The best-connected and most engaged woman in the legal sector (4th across all sectors) ;
      • 2014, her ground-breaking book – Tomorrow’s Naked Lawyer – was listed in The 10 Best Legal Tech and Legal Innovation books of all time (2016) along with books by Richard Susskind; Andrew McAfee; Clayton M. Christensen.
      • 2013 – An International Top 100 Executive and Legal Professional of the Year 2013 as published in the International Top 100 Business Magazine, April 2013;
      • 2012 – Advisor, Contributor and Thought Leader on the Technology Advisory Council; working with IBM and others to shape the development into the professions of ‘cognitive’ decision tools such as IBM Watson;
      • 2011 – Top 10 Legal Tweeter (The Times);
      • 2010 – Best-selling author of the Naked Lawyer series:  Tomorrow’s Naked Lawyer: NewTech, NewHuman, NewLaw – How to be successful 2015 to 2045 (Dec 2014) and best-seller The Naked Lawyer eBook: how to market, brand and sell YOU! (Nov 2010) – and creator of the ROAR Model; co-creator of The ROAR Experience sales programme;
      • 2010UK national award and prize winning researcher; company prize winner; UK women’s enterprise ambassador; mentor for The Prince’s Trust (Million Makers Corporate Challenge).
      • 2009 – Entrepreneur Mentor at Law Without Walls (LWOW); a community of entrepreneurs, legal practitioners, law professors and law students across 25 universities and countries across the world who are focused on innovating the legal sector. LWOW has been featured in Time Magazine, The Financial Times, Forbes, The National Jurist, and more.
      • 2009 – Certified social media strategist; innovator; rainmaker; sales legal coach;
  • 25 years of business experience (including founder of my own companies) in the management/business consulting, leisure, new media and legal sectors.
  • Solid track record in generating income for people and organisations – strategising, innovating and achieving quality lead generation, quality referrals and increasing sales in a short period of time:
    • 2011 – £1,000,000 client instruction fees achieved by ONE PARTNER alone from a standing start in one financial year using The Naked Lawyer eBook , the ROAR model, and The ROAR Experience sales programme techniques
    • 2009 – £562,000 of new client legal work enquiries as a trainee solicitor and newly qualified solicitor (non-practising)
    • 2005 – Involved in published business lifestyle book “Big Rocks: balancing life and work” (innovation and editing)
    • 2001 – Cannons Health & Fitness Ltd – Company Prize. Instrumental in club team achieving £500,000 revpam in January 2001
    • 1998 – Instrumental in Digital Print Direct Limited achieving DTI Grant offer £250,000 – the first digital print & marketing company in the UK to achieve the same
    • 1997>1999  – Teesside Branch Vice Chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses
  • As a business consultant I have helped many UK and International organisations and their people grow
  • Member of the Institute of Business Consulting (MIBC) and Institute of Directors (IoD)
  • Women’s Enterprise Ambassador


  • 2000 to 2009 –  Active in the legal profession comprising Masters in Law degree at Sheffield Law School, LPC at Nottingham Law School, legal work experience in Georgetown, Washington D.C. USA and 3 years in a mid-tier Leeds UK based law firm
  • 2009 – the first entrepreneurial trainee solicitor in the UK to successfully create a personal brand together with devising a refreshingly unique relationship building, relationship sales and relationship marketing approach which achieved impressive marketing and sales results – £562,000 of new client legal work enquiries
  • 2009 – EntrepreneurLawyer Limited founder and CEO

author / writer

2017 contributing author to the House of Lords: Artificial Intelligence Committee (whitepaper submission).

2014 author of Tomorrow’s Naked Lawyer: NewTech, NewHuman, NewLaw: How to be successful 2015 to 2045.

2010 author of The Naked Lawyer eBook: a red hot sales blueprint laid bare for bottom line impact – a refreshing approach to ‘how to get more clients, sales, referrals, income, value, growth and success’. If you want to know how to market, personal brand and sell yourself then this is an absolute must read for you!

international Top 100 Executive

International Top 100 Executive and Legal Professional of the year 2013 as published in the International Top 100 Business Magazine, April 2013. The International Top 100 Business Magazine features one hundred of the best, brightest and most accomplished individuals from every industry around the globe. It features those people who have distinguished themselves within their industry, career and community – ordinarily people who live extraordinary lives – and who make the difference. It’s a formal recognition for outstanding career achievement and exemplary leadership.

national award winning researcher

A national award and prize winning researcher. 1996 – Leisure Studies Association `Thesis of the Year Award’: Women Entrepreneurs in the 1990’s.

enterprise ambassador, role model, judge, blogger & mentor

In demand as an enterprise ambassador, role model, judge, innovator, business consultant, sales consultant, law management blogger and mentor:

  • 2012 – Columnist for The Global Legal Post and Entrepreneur Country
  • 2011 – Designated blogger for Trinity Mirror ‘Totally Legal’ blog.
  • 2010 – Designated blogger for the Law Society Gazette’s ‘In Business’ blog – regular contributor to the law management section (blogger); The Prince’s Trust – Million Makers Corporate Challenge (mentor)
  • 2009 – Yorkshire & Humber Young Enterprise Awards (judge); Leeds Enterprise Show (role model); Yorkshire Enterprising Researcher (judge)
  • 2008 – World University Network Global Enterprise Competition (University of Sheffield panel judge); on the Advisory Board of University of Sheffield Management School; FLUX Leeds Regional Finals (judge); University of Sheffield’s Enterprise Zone Business Creation Competition Finals (business expert & judge)

further information:

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