Our calibre and depth are second to none

The best subject matter experts in the world with unparalleled technical skills, +200 engineers in +25 countries speaking +30 languages​

We employ more experts in the major software platforms than anyone else. Our experience is vast, and our legal expertise is cutting-edge. We are proud legal tech geeks, who always speak plainly.

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Executive Vice President - CEO

Alistair founded SYKE in 2016 after developing a passion for legal technology.

He was Head of Contracts and Data Protection Officer for the UK retailer, ASDA. At ASDA, Alistair designed and implemented a digital contracting tool which reduced the average contract cycle from 17 days to just 5 days.

Alistair thought there was a need for legal engineers to be an interface between legal teams and emerging legal tech. So, in 2016, Alistair left ASDA and formed SYKE.



Executive Vice President - COO

Tom is an experienced programme delivery lead with significant experience delivering both technological and operational change for enterprise clients across the globe including a significant sector-wide banking digital transformation project touching every bank and each of their customers within the UK.

Tom now oversees delivery across all of SYKE’s engagements and ensures our teams deliver exceptional projects where we focus on optimising value as early as possible in the project lifecycle.

Lewis Bretts


Managing Director - US

Lewis is a former lawyer and a leading expert in legal operations, technology and deployment strategy. He has led consultancy projects and technology deployments for large, and complex, global organisations such as Capita, Amadeus, and Unilever.
As US Managing Director, Lewis is responsible for running LOD and SYKE’s US business having previously been Chief Legal Engineer and COO at SYKE. Lewis oversees delivery of all our projects and is responsible for ensuring we meet the needs of our clients. Lewis joined SYKE from practice at the Commercial Bar where he specialised in information and technology. He was appointed to Attorney General’s panel of counsel in 2018 and acted for central government, large corporates and major retailers.



Senior Vice President - Chief Legal Engineer

Jonny is an expert in delivering and leading legal innovation and automation projects, having previously led the innovation function at global law firm DWF. Jonny leads our data services practice and has a track record of helping clients to enable insight-driven decision making from their data.

Jonny has supported FTSE 100 companies with the implementation of AI technologies and has supported one of the largest global legal technology companies with the development of AI models for its market-leading platform. A lawyer by background, Jonny leads a team of highly skilled legal engineers operating in multiple jurisdictions.

Tyson Ballard

TYSON BALLARD | Senior Vice President - Consulting

Tyson has more than 12 years of experience working with in-house legal and law firms, including roles at Clifford Chance, Integreon, YerraSolutions, and more. His consulting background has included legal operations, complex transformation programs, digitisation designs, and technology-enabled continuous improvement to create legal departments of the future. He is Prince II certified, and a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, with expertise in developing continuous improvement programs. As a serial entrepreneur, he has founded and co-founded multiple companies in the automotive, hospitality, electronics, and surf industry; all with a sustainable environmental focus.


RAZAAM SHAFQAT | Senior Vice President - CLM

Razaam joins SYKE after spending 12+ years in a variety of Digital Transformation consulting roles, supporting large-scale enterprises with technology-enabled business change initiatives in Legal, Sales, Procurement, HR and Finance. Nominated by Consulting Magazine as a “Global Leader in Consulting in 2022”, Razaam has burgeoned extensive knowledge of best practices surrounding broad systems implementation, on topics such as optimizing architecture, integration and data management.

Razaam now leads our DocuSign Practice overseeing both Sales and Delivery. The team specialises in implementing the DocuSign Agreement Cloud and helping senior executives navigate complex deployments as it relates to eSignature, Contract Lifecycle Management and AI.


CLAIRE McMULLIN | Vice President - People & Talent

Claire’s career spans over 15 years in the people & organisation space. Prior to joining SYKE, Claire was a Senior Manager at PwC and consulted to clients across the globe on providing innovative people solutions. Claire was one of two PwC Change Manager’s representing the African continent and had the opportunity to travel across Africa as well as Europe training and consulting to clients across different sectors and industries. Claire was also an Executive Director at Siyakha Consulting where she focused predominately on Broad-Based Economic Empowerment strategies that would uplift South African communities and the economy.

Claire has a Postgraduate Degree in Industrial Psychology and Anthropology and is completely focused on creating and maintaining a people-first focus at SYKE.

Jamie Goldrich

JAMIE GOLDRICH | Vice President - Legal Operations Technology

Jamie is an innovative Legal Technology and Operations Director with 5+ years of experience delivering 100+ projects and programmes for 30+ enterprise clients across the legal, compliance, commercial and finance sectors. Head of the Native Solutions practice, Jamie has a particular focus on growing key client accounts.

Bob Storey

BOB STOREY | Vice President - Partnerships

Bob joins SYKE from financial consultancy firm Duff & Phelps. As part of the Leadership Team at SYKE, he provides commercial input and oversight across SYKE’s practice areas and will help to develop new partnerships, markets and initiatives.

Bob has extensive experience in the enterprise application space, with a diverse background ranging from application and database development, through technical sales and delivery to senior consulting and executive leadership. The bulk of his career has seen him specialise in the legal technology sector, with a focus on corporate legal management providing strategic advisory services on team, technology and process.

James Hansen

JAMES HANSEN | Vice President - Sales

James leads SYKE’s sales, relationship management and partnerships teams and has responsibility for delivering SYKE’s sales growth.

Prior to joining SYKE, James has worked in legal technology for almost 10 years working with leading technology vendors including DocuSign, HighQ and Thomson Reuters in a variety of sales and leadership roles.

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VARUNA GOVINDEN | Senior Director - Legal Counsel

Varuna was called to the Bar of England and Wales and has practised as a commercial barrister in a leading Legal 500 ranked Chambers in Mauritius before joining a commercial bank in Mauritius as in-house counsel. Her experience includes commercial/banking law, advisory works, contract negotiation, litigation management and risk-management. Having worked in fast-paced and result-oriented environments, Varuna strives in making the SYKE legal department a strategic and key business facilitator.

Atul Arora

ATUL ARORA | Managing Director - India

With over 19 years of experience, Atul is the overall lead for SYKE India. He joined us from Accenture where he was leading a partnership with DocuSign for UK & Ireland before moving to the Nordics business as SME and DocuSign lead. He was the first in Accenture India to be picked for DocuSign and was the go-to person for all things related to DocuSign. Prior to that, he has worked with IT giants such as Siemens and Atos and delivered success stories to industry majors in the fields of Telecommunications, Broadcast Media, and others.

At SYKE India, he is leading and growing a team of legal technologists, and is responsible for financial management, resourcing, recruitment, and overall P&L.

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JAMES KENNEY | Head of Legal Ops and Tech, APAC

James is Head of Legal Ops & Tech at LOD for the APAC region, delivering improvement, technology and change projects for clients.

James works with both LOD & SYKE clients to improve & simplify their legal operations, using his experience in IT & Project Management. James is a Prince 2 Certified Project Management professional with extensive experience providing consulting services to both private practice law firms and in-house counsel on implementing best of breed technology, legal operations strategy and resourcing solutions.

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