08 October 2019

Syke tech appoints former sky bet chief legal officer Ben Murphy

SYKE is delighted to announce the appointment of Ben Murphy as senior legal engineer.

Ben is a solicitor with over 18 years’ experience, having previously served as chief legal officer at Sky Bet* with responsibility for the legal, compliance and secretariat functions.

In his senior legal engineering role at SYKE Ben will be responsible for overseeing several multinational clients, helping procure, implement and harness the very latest cutting-edge legal technology.

On his appointment to SYKE Ben said: “I’m delighted to be joining such a fast-growing and innovative company.

“Technology is playing an ever-increasing role in the delivery of high-quality legal services. The opportunity to help bridge the gap between software suppliers and customers, both within law firms and in-house legal teams, is an exciting prospect and one I’m relishing.”

Alistair Maiden, founder and CEO at SYKE commented: “We are delighted to welcome Ben to the SYKE team.

“It’s fantastic we are able to attract lawyers of his calibre at a time of great change in the industry. His experience in both in-house and private practice will be invaluable as he helps his counterparts in the industry understand how best to implement legal technology and benefit from contract automation.”

Ben is a qualified chartered secretary and spent nine years at International Personal Finance plc, latterly as group legal director and company secretary. Prior to that he worked for William Hill as an in-house lawyer, and a solicitor in private practice in London and Leeds.