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Entrepreneurship

Mary Bonsor

CEO, F-LEX

UK

Bio

Mary is the CEO and co-founder of F-LEX, an bespoke online technology platform to connect law students and lawyers to law firms and in house legal teams on a flexible, on demand basis. Mary is passionate about using technology to help law students get their first step into the legal profession, and breaking down barriers to entry. She also wants to help keep more lawyers in the profession by showing and helping people have a more flexible career path. She was named  in Management Today’s 35 under 35 2020 and is an alumnae of the Goldman Sachs 10k Small Businesses Programme. She has been shortlisted for Entrepreneur of the Year at the Women in Law Awards 2020.

Contribution to Legal Tech

Mary and her co-founder designed and built the F-LEX platform – our legal technology company allows us to provide flexible, cost-effective legal resourcing at point in time need to law firms and in-house teams changing the way legal advice is resourced. Mary is an inspiration to the next generation of  legal technologists,  speaking and encouraging thousands of students from around the globe to look at the legaltech route alongside a more traditional legal career. F-LEX have provided paralegals to ThoughtRiver, Juro, IManage, Crafty Counsel and multiple other legaltech companies to highlight the different paths open to law students. She was recently featured in the Legal Technologist Magazine.

Mary has also supported and mentored students through the F-LEX platform, enabling them to get their first step on the ladder with their legal careers, directly helping over 350 students get training contracts, and helping many more indirectly.

F-LEX has won multiple awards for its contribution to the legal sector. It was: – “Winner of the LexisNexis Legal Awards 2018 – Legal Supplier Innovation”, – “Winner of the Legal Business Awards 2018 – Legal Innovator of the Year”, -“Winner of Legal Week Innovation Awards 2019 – Resource Management” -“Runner up of The Lawyer Awards 2019 – Best Technology Product”.

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Helen Avakyan

Member of the Russian Federal Chamber of Lawyers Council & Counsel at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners