Meet The Team

David Blayney CEO Associo

David Blayney


30 years as a legal professional (KC since 2013) involved in some of the UK’s largest cases, described in Chambers & Partners as “One of the brightest at the Bar” 

Katherine Blayney

Head of Training

Former barrister and most recently a litigation PSL at Hogan Lovells with a focus on delivering training in drafting and advocacy. 

Richard Briggs COO Associo

Richard Briggs


11 years as a serial entrepreneur, legal tech architect, forensic analyst and qualified Barrister. Prior positions at Deloitte and the UN.

Atanas Dimitrov


React developer with prior experience on projects for Clinique and Boots.  

Laura Durrant Chair Associo

Laura Durrant


16+ years in legal leadership, former Head of Legal, Regulatory, and Investigation at RBS; also former partner White and Case; current Partner at Equitura  

Matthew Frawley CTO Associo

Matthew Frawley


6 years as a design-focused software developer; successfully led projects for brands such as Clinique, Boots, and WHO and has 4 years experience building Associo.

James Lester

Senior Developer

React and middleware developer with prior experience on projects for Clinique, Boots and WHO as well as 4 years domain experience building Associo.


Daniel Logan


Attorney of 30 years experience in complex IT and outsourcing transactions with deep expertise in fintech and technology licensing. 

Giles Watkins Associo Director

Giles Watkins


33 years in professional services with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, finance and accounting, and tech strategy; former partner at EY and KPMG  

Company Details

Associo Ltd is registered in the UK, with Company Number 11603102
Registered office: 1 The Green, Richmond, United Kingdom TW9 1PL
VAT number: 310167254