Richard Newton


Richard is Managing Director of Echo Legal Automation a consulting services business that helps law firms increase their ROI from document automation technology.

He has a 30-year track record of success in the IT industry, spanning hardware, software and services with a specific focus on the legal tech sector. Richard was a co founder of Contract Express from start up to its successful acquisition by Thomson Reuters in 2015, where he continued as VP EMEA before founding Echo in 2018.

Outside business he is an enthusiastic but slow cyclist, fly fisherman, collector and occasional drinker of malt whisky. Find him in or near the whisky shop at Glenlegal.