Innovation

News, analyses and case studies covering the latest legal tech innovations and law firm developments relating to the delivery of legal services, notably in connection with process, change and future law firm business models.

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Slaughter and May: Number one for tech talent

Slaughter and May offers its fee-earners the most intensive technology support of the UK 100, exclusive data provided to The Lawyer reveals, with almost two-thirds of the largest firms decreasing the ratio of fee-earners to technology staff. This means lawyers now have more technology support available than ever before, as the increasing use of technology to […]

Alex Smith

Reed Smith innovation supremo exits for AI platform

Reed Smith innovation manager Alex Smith is leaving the firm to join artificial intelligence services provider RAVN, as startups and alternative legal services providers keep attracting talent from private practice. Smith will become global product lead of the technology that was bought by US document management specialist iManage in 2017. Smith has led the innovation […]

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird accelerates tech efforts with start-up venture

Bird & Bird has created a new online platform aimed at supporting early-stage and mature companies with the legal intricacies found on their growth path. The platform is called twoVenture, a nod to the firm’s name and the nature of the businesses at the heart of the offering. Concocted by lawyers of the firm’s international […]

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Thinking of the legal freelance life? Do the maths first

Can you make more money as a freelance lawyer than if you work at a law firm? It’s a question that is becoming increasingly pertinent, not least because of the rapid growth of flex-lawyer businesses such as Vario and Peerpoint, and a growing number of New Law offerings that rely on freelance lawyers and which […]

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