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Chris Wallis

A Double Honours graduate in Computer Science and Physics, Chris then gained a PhD from Corpus Christi College Cambridge in Information Engineering. Chris started as an analyst/developer with the Stoneham Consultancy in 1997 and moved in to legal IT in 2001 working with the firm that became Weightman Vizards. He joined the legal IT specialist Tikit in 2003 and became their Head of IT Innovations and as a Managing Consultant he was responsible for a team working on Know-How Systems and Portals. In 2008 he formed his own consultancy called Bergbridge Ltd. and joined Athenian in 2010. His development skills include ASP, ASP.NET, C#.NET, Crystal Reports, Handshake, SharePoint, SQL Server and SQL Reporting Services as well as information systems analysis and design with a special interest in legal taxonomies. During his time in legal IT Chris has worked with many major clients including (in alphabetical order): A&L Goodbody Solicitors, Allen & Overy LLP, Ashurst LLP, Baker & McKenzie LLP, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP, Dickson Minto LLP, DLA Piper UK LLP, Eversheds LLP, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Inflexion Private Equity LLP, Kennedys LLP, Lawrence Graham LLP, Hogan Lovells LLP, Morgan Cole LLP, Reed Smith LLP, Robert Muckle Solicitors, Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP, Slaughter & May LLP, Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), Taylor Wessing LLP, Thomas Eggar LLP, Withers LLP and Wragge & Co LLP. Chris has also had a number of articles published including: What’s the Point? Next-Generation Legal Information Systems and Microsoft SharePoint: Contender or Pretender? Legal Information Management, Volume 7, Issue 04, Cambridge University Press, December 2007, pp 268-271; One Site Fits All? Opening the Door on Legal Portals. Legal Information Management, Volume 6, Issue 03, Cambridge University Press, September 2006, pp 199-201; Knowing Your Know-how. Legal IT Best Practice Directory 2005, pg 42; Search and Enjoy. Legal IT, Volume 6, No. 6, June 2005, pg 10 and Practice Management: Taxing Times. Legal IT, Volume 6, No. 4, April 2005, pg 21.