Mishcon de Reya has launched a new programme offering free legal advice and mentoring to early-stage tech businesses.

Businesses awarded a place on the programme will be given access to Mishcon de Reya’s Technology Group – an integrated team of more than 40 lawyers drawn from their corporate, IP, finance, tax, employment and regulatory practices, working alongside non-legal specialists in the fields of data protection, cyber security, blockchain and data science.

Andrew Wolfin, Corporate Partner at Mishcon de Reya commented: “At Mishcon, we believe that supporting young exciting businesses in this crucial phase of growth will enable them to navigate the myriad challenges they may encounter, safe in the knowledge that their business is properly protected.

“With the right expertise, legal advice and guidance from the start, they should be well placed to flourish and reach their potential”

Mishcon have launched several tech initiatives in recent years, demonstrating their commitment to the potential of tech to transform the future of legal services.

Their own legal tech incubator, MDR LAB is now in its third year and they have invested in two of the participating companies since its launch in 2017.