Tech & 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.

Baker McKenzie

Bakers to rethink how it charges clients in global review

Baker McKenzie is rethinking the pricing and packaging of its legal advice as part of a global review, The Lawyer has learned. The effort is part of a global project that will take place in the coming months across its international offices, and in line with broader plans to rethink service lines under newly-elected chairman Milton […]

Elevate undergoes restructuring in IPO prep

US-headquartered New Law business Elevate has carried out an internal reorganisation following a spate of acquisitions over the past year. The process comes as the provider concludes the integration process to incorporate four different companies purchased over the course of 2018 and 2019, including legal AI technology and consultancy LexPredict, contract lifecycle management provider Sumati […]

DWF Manchester

DWF spends £14m on managed services business

DWF is bolstering its managed services capabilities with the acquisition of a US-headquartered business for £14.2m. The firm has purchased legal managed services provider Mindcrest, which has HQs in Illinois and operational bases in India, Chicago, New York and London. The purchase, which brings 360 professionals under DWF’s roof – and for the most part […]

Freshfields innovation chief to leave firm

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s legal innovation officer Isabel Parker is to leave the firm, after helping to steer it through several transformation projects since 2013. The Lawyer understands that Parker, a longtime innovation head at the magic circle firm, has exited to set up a new consulting business. Her career developed entirely at Freshfields; in the […]

Osborne Clarke harnesses data for new in-house tech product

Osborne Clarke has started selling clients a new cloud-based platform to manage employment matters for large-scale projects and litigation. The product, dubbed People Platform, is now being marketed to clients and provides visibility on the management, costs and risks related to workforce in a number of legal contexts. it was developed by Osborne Clarke Solutions, […]

Tech headcount up by a third, data reveals

The changing nature of the workforce at many UK firms has been highlighted in new data from The Lawyer, which underscores the impact of technology on the sector. Notably, the data confirms that some of the legal market’s roles, both traditional and emerging, have come under pressure to change in recent years, with some stagnating […]

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