Robert GlennieFounder & Co-CEO
Robert is a legal innovator with more than 30 years’ experience as a leader in the legal services sector.
His career includes being one of the youngest partners ever appointed to the leading UK law firm in which he worked for more than 20 years, and which he ultimately led. Elected as Chairman of that law firm, he led the firm’s partners through a strategic and operational review which resulted in the firm becoming the core UK legal practice within KPMG’s global grouping of law firms. Robert then became CEO of KLegal International (the grouping of law firms with over 3,200 lawyers in more than 60 countries around the world) and began the task of transforming that grouping into a cohesive international business, sitting alongside KPMG.
When regulatory changes forced KPMG to change the business strategy of building a global group of lawyers to sit alongside its global accountancy business, Robert stood down from his position as CEO and from his partnership and launched a consultancy to assist law firms with operational challenges and to assist entrepreneurs and businesses to negotiate and manage large legal transactions.
Robert’s interest in and experience of strategic change in the legal services market led to the creation of ContractPodAi®. He has written several articles on the topic of how lawyers can improve business outcomes by embracing change, has spoken about “Managed Legal Services” and legal outsourcing at conferences in Europe, the USA and Asia and is an enthusiastic ambassador for the development and application of new technology in delivering commercial legal services