Data scientist helping Muckle drive digital difference

April 1, 2021

Leading regional law firm for businesses Muckle LLP has appointed a data scientist to its new data and digital team.

Alleb Roberton has been appointed as lead data and digital developer to drive forward innovation and game-changing technological advances at the Newcastle-based law firm.

The data and digital team, led by director of business improvement Julie Parr, transforms Muckle LLP’s delivery of legal services by improving day-to-day technology processes.

The team also includes finance assistant/data and digital technicians Rios Dhadra and Katie Barrett.

Allen’s appointment came after working with Muckle for two years on a knowledge transfer partnership (KTP) with the University of Sunderland and Innovate UK, which developed a product to speed up high volume, process-driven work such as debt recovery.

A year later, Muckle LLP won a Legal Practice Management (LPM) Practice Excellence Award for innovation.

The technology, known as Muckle Collect, uses robot technology to speed up back-office processes, setting up a debt 15 times faster than it takes a human to perform the same task.

It has resulted in the firm’s market-leading debt recovery team improving success rates to 91 per cent.

Durham University Computer Science graduate Allen, who is from Darlington, is an expert in his field and prior to lockdown travelled to Toronto for a data science conference.

He says: “I was thrilled to be appointed to the new data and digital team after working with the firm for over a year on the KTP.

“I’m really looking forward to upskilling our people and driving the firm’s data and digital revolution.

“I’m joining a fantastic, forward-thinking team, which will ultimately transform the way the law firm operates.”

Julie adds: “We are delighted to welcome Allen to our new data team, and he is already helping us use new technology and improve workflows to offer faster and better services.

“Through Allen’s training and development, we’re putting data at the heart of everything we do.

“We have a culture of doing things differently and by creating better services at more accessible prices, it creates huge market differentiation.

“It’s exciting, thrilling and challenging in equal measure!”

Scroll to next article
Go to

A safe Shelter in the cyber world