Alfie is a Senior Legal Engineer in our Thomson Reuters team – he looks after all of our Contract Express projects within the practice area. But this is incredibly varied. it can be solving specific contracting problems, or looking at the wider picture.
Alfie splits his time between London, UK & Verbier, Switzerland.
Tell us about your career path and how you ended up at SYKE?
I was in my second year at university studying law in 2018. I was starting to go down the traditional route of Vacation Schemes and Training contract applications. But whilst doing this, I realised I wasn’t actually interested in it, it was just the thing to do for law students.
I went to a careers talk about changes in the legal industry where Alex Hamilton (Radiant Law) and Alistair (SYKE Founder) were speaking. I was fascinated by Alistair’s talk on legal tech, and i was surprised this wasn’t the norm. The results he had achieved at Asda were remarkable, and I realised that I would probably enjoy this type of work a lot. Then later that year, I saw SYKE were recruiting their first round of Junior Legal Engineers – so I applied and got the job.
What’s surprised you about working here?
How laid back it is. It’s a very relaxed environment, and a great culture. Everybody is solution driven, and we are not about selling products – instead it is all about solution finding. I think everybody is genuinely curious, and I love getting to work with so many great people.
What have been your highlights so far?
The Springer Nature project being nominated for a FT Innovative Lawyers award. Designing and building the Capita Digital contract repository from the ground up. Getting my first SOW signed earlier this year was a great feeling. Developing deep working relationships with a number of clients, and really becoming their legal tech partners. All of the feedback from the clients. Even people just saying ‘Thank You for making this better’ puts a smile on my face.