Charles Christian is a former practising barrister turned independent writer, commentator and industry analyst who has been reporting on developments in law office technology and online legal services for over 25 years. After writing for other publications – he was a Reuters correspondent and a winner of the UK National Newspapers Technology Journalist of the Year Award – in 1995 he launched his own business publishing the industry newsletter Legal Technology Insider.

His 1998 book Legal Practice in the Digital Age was described as “essential reading for every lawyer in the land” by Professor Richard Susskind. Recently named as one of the “top 10 movers and shakers within the legal IT world”, Christian has also advised the Law Society on its annual Software Solutions Guide – he also wrote the Society's Y2K millennium bug survival guide – and regularly briefs IT vendors, event organisers and VCs on current industry trends and technology developments.