Linklaters hires innovation product analyst from Taylor Wessing

Linklaters has hired former Taylor Wessing product solutions analyst Kris Sales to join its practice innovation team, headed by Greg Baker.

Sales, who joins Linklaters as innovation product analyst, was at Taylor Wessing for almost six years, starting out as an IT desktop support analyst. In September 2020, he started working within the legal technology and innovation team to evaluate ideas and challenges from the business, which included gathering requirements and mapping processes. Last year, according to his LinkedIn profile, he became responsible for implementing and overseeing the strategy for product management within Taylor Wessing.

Baker told Legal IT Insider:

“In line with the firm’s continued investment in innovation, we are delighted that Kris Sales joins the practice innovation team as an innovation product analyst.

“Lawyers and clients from around the global continuously feed fantastic ideas into our Ideas Hub, we have a number of products in live development, and we continue to keep up the pace of proofs of concept and pilots.

“Kris will bring valuable BA (business analysis) and product experience to the lifecycle of an idea at Linklaters. He’ll work with our team of innovation lawyers and other ideas coaches, our technology colleagues and our practice groups to ensure rigour and analysis for every idea we receive and each solution we find.”

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