Executive Team

The team takes responsibility for the governance framework, its culture and its values.

Joseph Sanderson
Joseph SandersonCEO
Appointed to SOS in 2023, Joseph brings nearly 10 years experience serving in the legal technology market.

Over this time Joseph has met with hundreds of law firms and worked tirelessly to support those in the profession, ensuring that their law firms have access to best legal technology available on the market.

Joseph understands the importance of providing software specific to a law firms needs and is dedicated to delivering the systems and service required to support the ongoing digital transformation of legal profession.

Robert Petersen
Robert PetersenChief Operating Officer
Robert started out, originally working for Linetime over 11 years ago. In that time Robert’s career took him from Helpdesk Team Leader to Head of Operations, and in January 2024, Chief Operating Officer (COO). Robert represents both Linetime and its sister company, SOS Legal. Tasked with ensuring the delivery of a premium client service, streamlining operational systems and processes across both entities to ensure they meet customer and business demands.

Robert is a qualified scuba diver and has dived wrecks from Normandy to the Maldives and is a keen motorcyclist.

Jonathan Wheelhouse
Jonathan WheelhouseDirector of Commercial Operations
Jonathan started his career in the legal technology sector in 2016 as a product specialist.

He then transitioned into a project management role in 2018 and has since been dedicated in providing bespoke software solutions to the legal profession.

Jonathan currently heads up the projects and training department working to ensure the aims of our clients are met.

Outside of the office, Jonathan enjoys hiking and climbing around the UK.

Marc Beale
Marc BealeOperations Manager
Having worked in legal technology for 18 years, Marc has a wealth of knowledge in the challenges facing law firms of all sizes. In his role as Operations Manager, Marc is perfectly placed to support law firms in the implementation and training of their software.

Marc has a deep understanding of the importance of making operational processes as easy and efficient as possible, for both SOS and the client, ensuring they’re maximising the powerful features and functionality of SOS.

Steve Matthews
Steve MatthewsHead of Development
Steve has a long history of developing financial IT systems and started his association with SOS in 2001 as an independent data migration consultant. Steve is currently Head of Development at SOS, managing the application development, QA, and data migrations teams.

Steve is responsible for the scheduling, technical design, production, and testing of SOS products. Having originally trained as a sound engineer, Steve retains a keen interest in music technology and also enjoys live theatre.

Dean Copley
Dean CopleyLearning & Content Manager
Working in training, implementation and legal since 2006, Dean combines experience with CIPD Learning and Development qualifications to support, guide and improve the experience of those using the software. A crucial part of Dean’s role is to deliver Community Learning, our online learning platform, providing valuable training content and videos that aid learning and upskilling across our user base.
James Dudden
James DuddenProduct Manager
James has spent 16 years in product design and technology with 9 of those years at SOS. Previously part of the consultancy team leading large client projects he is now the SOS and Linetime product manager. Responsible for creating and maintaining the product roadmap, product research and innovation.

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