Innovation & Delivery

Keep up to date with the latest tech and other developments relating to the delivery of legal services and all things innovative, notably in connection with process, change and future models.

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Freshfields brought in to advise students on legal tech

As universities look to jump on the innovation bandwagon, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has teamed up with the University of Manchester’s law school and AI company Neota Logic to offer a course on legal technology. The new course, which will commence in January 2019, is called “legal tech and access to justice” and will be offered as an […]


Reed Smith gives fee-earners 50 hours for innovation projects

Reed Smith lawyers will be able to spend 50 hours working on innovation projects under a new scheme launched this year. The time spent on innovation counts towards each lawyer’s billable hour target and has been expanded across the firm following a pilot last year. The initial pilot saw 17 lawyers participating in the scheme, […]

New technologies for business

Mishcon picks five startups in second round for tech incubator

Mishcon de Reya has selected five new startups for its tech incubator programme MDR LAB, launching its second round today. The firm has opted to provide legal advice, mentorship and education to two companies based in the UK, two in the US and one in Israel. The companies are real estate startup ThirdFort, collaboration tool […]


Linklaters responds to #MeToo with whistleblowing hotline

Linklaters has set up an external whistleblowing hotline for its staff in recognition that individuals can feel wary about reporting harassment concerns to people within the firm, The Lawyer has learned. The magic circle firm revealed its SpeakUp initiative to partners last week, and to the firm yesterday. It means that people will be able […]


A&O picks five new start-ups for tech incubator Fuse

Allen & Overy (A&O) is bringing in a second cohort of startups into its tech space Fuse, which launched in London last year. This will bring the number of tech startups in the Fuse space up to eight: five new companies are joining three of the companies from the first cohort in the space in […]

Case studies

Travers Smith’s Dunkirk spirit during an 18-month office overhaul

Travers Smith has not moved offices. It has not abandoned its treasured room-sharing system for open plan. But someone walking into 10 Snow Hill, where Travers has been based since 1990, would be forgiven for thinking they had lost their way. The firm has recently completed a total refurbishment of its offices, all while keeping […]

New car

Hyundai: a bad case of car trouble

Hyundai’s legal team turned a problem with greydealers into a brand and financial win-win for its customers and the business. Here’s how In early 2016, members of the sales department at car manufacturer Hyundai began to notice something odd: the official registration data from various countries, in particular France, showed a significant increase in the […]

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