Wayne Spillett

Head of Legal, Partnerships and Alliances, Vodafone Group


Wayne heads up the Partner Markets legal team at Vodafone Group. He sits on the Leadership Team for the business unit as well as on the Group Legal Commercial Leadership Team. Wayne manages a team of lawyers and compliance officers to advise the Partner Markets business on all legal aspects of its commercial operations, on compliance, governance and risk management, as well as on strategy, dispute resolution and brand protection.

Wayne is the Group Legal Panel Manager for Vodafone’s panel law firms and is heavily involved in collaborating with them on legal innovation. Within Vodafone’s Legal Function, Wayne is working on a number of initiatives relating to the roll out of new legal technology and agile ways of working.

In the Legal 500 UK Awards 2018, Wayne was an in-house winner of Individual of the Year.

Collaboration in the legal industry means

Making useful connections within the legal ecosystem to make efficient use of existing technology and identify areas of real focus for new developments.

Best piece of advice

Always identify a tangible problem that needs solving before you start working on or implementing legal technology solutions.