I’m Roxanne Selby, a solicitor at White & Black Limited. I specialise in Commercial Dispute Resolution, with particular interests in technology-related disputes.

With an extensive background in legal information and software strategy and development, I’m interested in innovating the legal industry and this site will contain some of my thoughts as well as aggregating previous articles posted elsewhere.

(Nothing on this site should be taken to be the views of current or previous employers.)


  • Senior Associate at White & Black Limited, specialising in commercial dispute resolution with a focus on technology companies.
  • Solicitor at Field Seymour Parkes, specialising in Commercial Dispute Resolution and Litigation.
  • Solicitor at Knights plc, specialising in Dispute Resolution.
  • Trainee Solicitor at Knights plc, with seats in Dispute Resolution, Employment, Commercial Property, and Clinical Negligence (CL Medilaw).
  • Head of Courts and Small Law Firms Strategy role at Thomson Reuters (Courts (Bar and Judiciary) 2015–2017, Small Law Firms 2017–2017) previous senior roles at Oxford University Press and Sweet & Maxwell (Thomson Reuters) (2001–2013)
  • Roxanne Selby Limited key clients: The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) (April 2013–December 2014), Pearson (July 2013–June 2014), Cambridge University Press (April 2013–October 2015), and Thomson Reuters (Legal) (January 2015–July 2015)


  • LPC (Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice) from BPP, London Holborn (Distinction)
  • GDL (Graduate Diploma in Law) from the University of Law, London Bloomsbury (Distinction)
  • MBA from the University of Melbourne (U21) (GPA 3.756 (A-))
  • MA(Oxon) in Classics & English from Trinity College, Oxford (2:1)
  • PRINCE2 Practitioner (PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner: P2P/935014, Knowledge Academy); also trained in Agile

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Recent Posts

What is document automation? And how can SME law firms leverage it to generate competitive advantage?

(Blog post on document automation for SME law firms originally published in August 2017 here. Written in advance of Thomson Reuters Live Webinar on the topic. The live webinar in which I spoke is available here and the recording and presentation are also here.) Back in a May 2017 industry analysis piece (‘Don’t Dodge a … Continue reading What is document automation? And how can SME law firms leverage it to generate competitive advantage?

Will barrister ABSs lead the way for innovation?

(First published in October 2017 in Thomson Reuters ‘Innovating the Bar’, No. 4, October 2017, here.) The Legal Services Act 2007 introduced Alternative Business Structures (ABSs) to much fanfare, with predictions of the transformation of the legal market by allowing non-lawyer owners and investors. In April 2017, the Bar Standards Board (BSB) received authorisation to … Continue reading Will barrister ABSs lead the way for innovation?

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