Our goal is to create a great place to work and produce interesting high quality products that add value to our clients.
Named after the Lewes Priory in East Sussex, Priory Solutions was founded in 2003 by legal technologists Peter Borchers and Phillip Markwick.
Drawing from their legal sector experience they set out to create an electronic resource management solution which later evolved into our ResearchMonitor product. Philip left the business in 2007 shortly before now-CTO and co-director Rory Kingan joined Priory Solutions in 2008.
With an expanding client base in the UK and US we set about extending our product range over the next few years, adding additional library and resource management solutions to our suite of products. ResearchPath was released in 2011, SmartRecharge and ResearchHub in 2013 and most recently Quest was released in early 2015.
Being a small team we pride ourselves on punching above our weight in our scope of products, calibre of client base, and quality of client relationships built on excellent customer service. We strive to retain the energy of a start-up coupled with the ability to produce systems trusted by our large corporate clients.
We are privileged to have eight of the top ten global law firms as clients and have a client retention rate of approaching 100% - a metric we are dedicated to maintaining.
Our strong growth could not have been achieved without an exceptional team, which has expanded to be located in eight locations on four continents. With ten nationalities represented on the team we can safely call ourselves a global business. With core offices in London, Cape Town and Minneapolis we aim to find outstanding people to join our team regardless of their location.
We are looking forward to the next ten years of growth in partnership with our fantastic clients.
Leigh is responsible for the overall performance of the company, including: business strategy, general operations and revenue growth. Having spent many years in the technology and financial service industries, he has broad experience working in multiple business functions, ranging from finance and product management through to sales. Outside of work, he enjoys global travel, having lived and worked in both the UK and US, and can be found coaching junior rugby at the weekends.
Having joined Priory Solutions in 2013 as Director of Business Development, Jose is responsible for the business’s global sales operation with a particular focus on creating market awareness and developing the business in the United States and United Kingdom. With an impressive track record in the professional services software market Jose is primarily interested in long term client partnerships which provide real solutions to real problems. Before joining Priory Solutions Jose held a number of senior Sales and Business Development positions at Intelligize and Thomson Reuters.
Devin oversees the Client Services function at Priory Solutions and is responsible for all things client related. Devin has been with Priory Solutions since 2010 and has overseen the increase in capacity on the services side of the business in line with a dramatic increase in clients and product range. Devin has a solid background in the legal information technology sector having spent the past ten years working at both large law firms and independent software vendors, with a specific focus on software to assist Information Professionals.
Richard's career spans the disciplines of Market Data Analysis and Administration, Software Development, Product Management, Real-time Data Delivery, IT Infrastructure, and Business Continuity, with roles including heading market data for Credit Suisse First Boston's Investment Banking Division and directing development of Markit's Credit Default Swap pricing platform. Richard Mundell is Chief Technology Officer at The Roberts Group. He holds a BSc(hons) in Applied Computing from UEA, and a MSc in Advanced Computing from the University of London.
As one of its cofounders, Peter has been with the business since its inception in 2003. Peter served as Managing Director until 2017 before handing leadership responsibility over to Leigh Walters. Peter remains involved in a client liaison and advisory capacity, ensuring the wealth of knowledge and experience gained in the business over many years is retained and continued to be put to good use in benefit of a growing customer base. Peter remains particularly interested in new business and product development.
During his near decade-long tenure as Priory Solutions Technology Director, Rory was the driving force behind the business’s technical activities and the primary architect of Priory Solutions’ entire product range. The TRG merger in late 2016 increased the size of the broader development team and brought with it a perfect opportunity to split out Rory’s many responsibilities amongst the broader team, allowing Rory to move into an oversight and internal consultancy role. Rory continues to support the business’s development efforts with the same skill and experience which led the products to their market leading positions.
"Great product, easily configurable and seamless to the end user. From the Library perspective, it’s another untapped revenue stream (capturing unbilled research) and metric and reporting system that we never had before. I think we have a winner!"
"The SmartRecharge Lexis process is very efficient and with a few clicks we are able to review charges, create the export file and import into Elite. SmartRecharge has taken what was a very large manually process and automated it with just a few clicks."
"ResearchMonitor has revolutionised the way we access our subscription resources. By eliminating barriers (previously presented by requests for usernames and passwords), enabling seamless access to valued resources, usage has increased. "