Dedicated to helping people by creating clarity
We are legal compliance specialists. Humanising the law is what we do. It’s not easy. To work our magic we combine academic nous, legal experience, and a passion for helping people.
Most of our team have worked as lawyers in the traditional legal establishment - often helping fix up legal train wrecks. Our work lives are now all about keeping people out of trouble and on track for success. This feels much more worthwhile!
A problem looking for a solution
Back in 2005, a diverse bunch of CFOs were discussing a common problem. How to make sure their organisations had an effective legal compliance programme when all that was on offer was bulky manuals or Excel tables.
The suggested solution was to team up a lawyer and a software developer to build a tool to actually help their organisations keep out of trouble. Software developer Steve Marriott was introduced to lawyer David Woodnorth.
The CFOs set up a steering committee to make sure the product was what their businesses really needed. As a result, most of Steve and David’s ‘coolest’ ideas ended up in the bin!
18 months later the first version of ComplyWith was born. People liked it, and steady uptake saw the ‘project’ evolve into the flourishing legal compliance business it is today.
The steering committee morphed into a customer user group, and this remains a very important part of ComplyWith’s DNA today.
Our Customer Community
Collaboration rather than competition
Connecting and sharing with our legal compliance expertise with our customers is a core part of ComplyWith’s DNA. After all, the idea for ComplyWith came from our first customers.
Our business compliance product development has benefited hugely from our engaged customer community.
We know that responsibility for compliance and legal risk systems can be a relatively isolated part of someone’s job.
People greatly value being able to connect and share with others from the ComplyWith community, so we make sure there are plenty of opportunities for this.
Social-environmental benefit & profit co-existing
Our core business is helping people stay out of trouble. This feels good. We want to share that goodness and are committed to being an ethical and socially responsible business.
We work with some great operators
As we’ve been innovating flat-out and growing fast, we’ve had plenty of help.
ComplyWith has benefited hugely by working with awesome individuals within business we are proud to be associated with.
So here’s a big shout-out to the folks that help us to be the best we can be. Mihi koe everyone!!!