Who we are

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Mattersmith is a regulated legal practice and technology business.

We are a specialist team of lawyers with long experience in advising on, negotiating, and managing contracts. While we have all worked in large firms, we decided that by creating a firm focused on what we do best, we are faster and more efficient, especially using the technology that we have developed.


Our client relationships are typically long-term, started through recommendations, with trust built form delivering the best outcomes over time.


We operate a lean and agile approach to our daily work. Although we are a small team, we work with independent counsel to meet spikes in demand and where we need specialist expertise, for instance in the case of financial services regulation and employment.

Our Mission

To help businesses grow on solid legal foundations.

Our Values

We seek to achieve the best results for our clients every day and ensure that they pay only for what they need.

Leadership team

Andrew Scott


Andrew Scott is a commercial lawyer with over 30 years’ experience in Magic Circle and international law firms, whose work for the past 15 years has included Lawtech development and implementation.

Andrew’s experience of delivering legal services on the front line at the highest level, combined with a strong entrepreneurial flair, led him to establish Mattersmith to support clients of all sizes in their handling of everyday matters in a creatively agile way.  His deep understanding of contract writing, review, and management is reflected in the features of the Mattersmith Productivity Centre and Contractsmith.

After taking the top degree in his year as an undergraduate, Andrew confirmed his academic credentials with a Distinction for two years sponsored post-graduate research into software contracts, published material and teaching.

Andrew is responsible for the day to day management of Mattersmith, advice to clients, and the continued development of the Mattersmith Productivity Centre and Contractsmith.

CEO and founder Andrew Scott

Barry Arkle


Barry is an experienced commercial and dispute resolution lawyer who manages our Commercial NDA Service. His clients at Mattersmith are principally in the global asset management and financial services sectors.

Before moving into non-contentious commercial law a few years ago, Barry’s experience derives from tenures at provincial, national and international law firms where across a variety of client sectors he practiced dispute resolution including IP infringements; breach of confidence claims; shareholder disputes; multi party/international contract disputes and asset  recoveries; enforcement law; litigious restructuring and insolvency matters; and director disqualification.

Barry is known for his sound commercial acumen; understanding a client’s focus; meeting deadlines with speed and accuracy; and calmness in a client crisis. His many years of experience handling and resolving disputes in the High Court have given him a keen eye for assessing and gauging risk.

Barry is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Legal Executives and holds a post graduate diploma in Advanced Litigation from Nottingham Trent University.

Mattersmith Productivity Centre

Over the past six years we have invested in the development of a Lawtech platform, providing a functionally rich set of tools to accelerate the delivery and support of our services. We call our platform the Mattersmith Productivity Centre.


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providing a dashboard for the display
of management information and a
document module called Case.

Contractsmith Knowledge


a legal schema for the creation and
visualisation of know-how and contracts.

My Playbooks

a playbook engine

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for the creation of documents via
document assembly.

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for the assisted review of documents.

The insights we gained from developing the Productivity Centre inspired and informed the creation of our virtual contract assistant for clients, Contractsmith. 



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We’re always interested to hear from people who share our values and desire to transform the delivery of legal services. If you would like to be involved, please get in touch.

Trusted legal adviser to large and small businesses

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Contract lawyers, accelerated by technology.