We are delighted that our innovative product and entrepreneurial founder Lauren Riley are both making a wave in the press. Here are some of the highlights:



Startups: Who is Lauren Riley?

A qualified solicitor, former Apprentice contestant and app founder, Riley will be speaking at Startups and Virgin Media Business’ Power of Digital event

Startup Corner: The Link App named in KPMG Best British Mobile Start-up Shortlist

Congratulations is due to Lauren Riley, founder and CEO of Manchester-based legal tech firm, The Link App…

The Link App named in KPMG Best British Mobile Start-up Shortlist

Manchester-based legal tech firm, The Link App, has been shortlisted to the final five in KPMG’s search for the Best British mobile start-up.

Manchester solicitor and former Apprentice candidate seeks £300k for legal app

Lauren Riley, a former contestant on The Apprentice, has turned to a crowdfunding site scale up her legal app.

Former Apprentice Candidate Raises £160k for New Legal App

The Manchester solicitor and former Apprentice contestant has raised £160k through crowdfunding for a new app for the legal sector.

Former Apprentice star launches six-figure crowdfund for Manchester-based legal tech startup

Legal tech startup The Link App has embarked on a six-figure crowdfunding campaign. The Manchester-based company is attempting to raise just over £300k through funding platform Seedrs, as it looks to drive efficiency and innovation in the way law firms communicate with clients.

Knowles increases investment in The Link App as it seeks crowdfunding boost

The Link App, the communications application for law firms and their clients created by former The Apprentice candidate Lauren Riley, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise £300,000 as it continues to establish itself.

The Brief talks to Lauren Riley

The Brief catches up with the former Apprentice star, Solicitor & entrepreneur Lauren Riley.

Law-Society-endorsed legal software house Eclipse chooses The Link App as their Official App Partner

The Link App announced today that it has been chosen by the UK’s leading provider of legal software, Eclipse Proclaim Legal Systems, to become the firm’s Official App Partner.

An alliance of robot and lawyer

Solicitors Journal: A close collaboration between new technology and human practitioners can enhance the lawyer-client relationship, writes Lauren Riley.

Startup corner: The Link App receives external investment

Legal desktop app The Link App has received investment from Jenson SEIS and EIS Fund 4 in order to “take it to the next level.”

Lauren Riley: ‘The legal sector knows it’s time for change’

Entrepreneur Lauren Riley may have made her name on The Apprentice but she is making her mark on the legal sector with her innovative app The Link App.

A West Midlands law firm is among the first to sign up to an app created by a former The Apprentice candidate.

The Link App and one of our succesful clients featured on Insider Media.

The Apprentice: Five Greater Manchester candidates who made it in business despite not winning

Former Apprentice star launches app in Manchester

The Link App Manchester launch repoyrted on Manchester Evening News.

Apprentice star expands into Manchester

The Link App featured on Business Quarter.

Legal Futures: The Link App Boost

More coverage on the board changes here, covered by Legal Futures.

Lexis Nexis: The Link App feature – Raconteur

Another feature for The Link App on the popular Raconteur piece.

Solicitors Journal: Legal week update 1/7/16

The Link App features as this week’s big technology news according to the Solicitors Journal. Read more.

Raconteur: Lawyers must deliver better service to tech-savvy clients

Tech-savvy clients in a fast-moving digital age are becoming increasingly discerning of their legal advisers, but will pay for quality if it is delivered in a way they can understand Read more.

Raconteur: It’s time for law firms to get down to business

Implementing management efficiencies may seem daunting, but law firms have much to gain, not least growth and profits, from a more “professional” approach to business Read more.

Overuse of email is bringing legal profession to its knees

Lawyer-client confidentiality is under threat, but are firms facing up to the cybercrime challenge, asks Matthew Rogers of the Solicitor’s Journal. Read more.

Lauren Riley goes from The Apprentice to CEO after launching legal app

We are delighted to have been featured by The Young Empire. Read more.

Modern-day Apprentice signed up by Scottish law firm

We have also been featured by The Journal of the Law Society of Scotland. Read more.

You’re Hired: Scottish Law Firm Strikes Deal With App-Rentice Star

We are delighted to have been featureby by Watermans. Read more.


We are delighted to have been featured on Raconteur! Browse to page 10 of the e-magazine to find out more!

RealBusiness: 10 offbeat business apps to support entrepreneurial pursuits

Does Lauren Riley look familiar? If so, that’s probably because she was in The Apprentice last year and had the pleasure, if that’s the right word, of working alongside Alan Sugar. A qualified solicitor, Riley specialises in family law, which includes divorce, finances, separation, domestic violence and children. She claims she developed The Link App in a bid to save time and money for both lawyers and clients, having noted how much time is spent keeping everyone updated with emails, calls and letters. Read more.

Today’s Conveyancer: Interview with Lauren Riley, former candidate from BBC’s The Apprentice

Former The Apprentice candidate Lauren Riley was on the receiving end of a stern ‘You’re Fired’ from Sir Alan Sugar, but that hasn’t stopped her successfully launching a new mobile phone app to aid communication between lawyers and their clients. Lauren told Jane Common at Today’s Conveyancer why her brainchild – the Link App – will save conveyancing solicitors time and money and should, most definitely, be hired!.. Read more

BDaily Interview: Ex-Apprentice star brings problem-solving tech to the law sector

Family solicitor turned tech entrepreneur, Lauren Riley spoke to Bdaily’s associate editor,
Ellen Forster, about her problem-solving app, her time on BBC’s The Apprentice and her
plans for the future…Read more


The Guardian: Where is the diversity in law recruitment?

Lauren Riley takes part in a roundtable discussion about diversity in the legal profession

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Lauren Riley on tech, lawyers and The Link App

We spoke recently to Lauren Riley about her just launched Link App. Here, she tells us what it’s all about,

what she took away from her time on The Apprentice, and the things she thinks you need to do to succeed

in whichever field you may choose.

Read more


Entrepreneur Of The Week – Lauren Riley

Lauren Riley, selected as Entrepreneur of the Week

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Dell announces next Startup-in-Residence finalists

Dell today announced the finalists in the search for its next Startup-in-Residence –

Digi.me, Imagine Cyber Security, The Link App and Blue Sense Networks.

Read more

Business Matters

Lauren Riley-Welcome to the
Link App: saving lawyers and
clients time and money

I am perhaps best known in my professional capacity as a lawyer and I am very proud
to have become something of a media representative for my profession
Read more

The Link App

LawCareersNet interview Lauren
Riley about transferable skills

Lauren’s interview for lawcareers.net, discusses transferable
skills, life as a lawyer and how her legal background has helped
her in the world of business, and setting up The Link App…
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Solicitors Journal Article: Riding the
entrepreneurial wave

With an increased entrepreneurial spirit driving growth in the
legal industry, John van der Luit-Drummond wonders who
the real innovators are and if they will succeed in implementing
real change to the profession… Read More

The Apprentice’s Lauren Riley
talks business

With his Marmite approach, Lord Sugar may have missed an opportunity
with The Apprentice contestant Lauren Riley when he uttered the infamous,
‘You’re fired’ in last year’s show… Read More

Lauren Riley talks to London
Live TV Station about the spike
in divorce enquiries

Lawyers are preparing for what is traditionally the busiest day when it
comes to divorce enquiries… Read More

The Link App: Lauren Riley

The former apprentice contestant discusses proving her business concept,
raising finance and why her app will revolutionise the way law firms…
Read More

We Are The City feature Lauren Riley
as an inspirational women in

Keen to dispel the image of a stuffy solicitor, 29-year-old Lauren Riley is anything
but. Recently strutting her stuff on BBC1’s The Apprentice …Read More

Legal futures article

Solicitor entrepreneur Lauren Riley has described how she has met venture capitalists
and tech companies interested in her legal app after appearing in the BBC1 show The
Apprentice….Read More

Solicitors Journal Article

The Apprentice contestant Lauren Riley discusses The Link App,which is designed
to facilitate  the relationship  between  solicitor and client … Read More

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Legal Cheek Article

Lauren Riley fell foul last week of Alan Sugar, but the two-and-a-half-year qualified
solicitor reckons she’s still got big plans … Read More

Keep Calm Talk Law Article

The Apprentice star Lauren Riley discusses The Link App and why the legal
world should not be afraid of embracing 21st century technology… Read More


This year I was lucky enough to be chosen as one of Lord Sugar’s 20 possible
apprentices. However, the stress of sitting in his board room …  Read More

We have some more exciting articles lined up please keep checking back here or follow @misslaurenriley on twitter for updates.

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