Legal tech

A&O’s Peerpoint expands in Middle East

Allen & Overy’s flexible resourcing business Peerpoint has launched in Dubai, the latest jurisdiction included in its offering. The firm debuted its services in the United Arab Emirates in May, and it is now fully operational. The launch was driven by demand for projects within the firm’s network and from external clients over the years. […]

London Stock Exchange

Elevate turnover hits $90m ahead of next year’s IPO

US-headquartered New Law provider Elevate is making preparations for its initial public offering (IPO) on the London Stock Exchange, as revenue hits $90m. As its revenue rises from $82m to $90m, the management at Elevate is laying out the finer details ahead of its listing in early 2022. The Lawyer previously revealed that Elevate had postponed […]

DWF Manchester

DWF overhauls R&D function

DWF is expanding its research and development unit to a global function that will sit alongside the firm’s three main practices, the latest step in a recent internal reorganisation effort. The firm’s Ventures, an R&D unit led by managing director Jonathan Patterson, will move from a standalone team to a central function serving the firm’s […]

Baker McKenzie

Bakers seeks billable hour alternatives in latest project

Baker McKenzie has launched a pilot project to scope out alternatives to billable hours in its litigation practice. The project is being run by the London dispute resolution team of the firm, under the watch of partner Jo Ludlam and senior associate Anjuli Patel. It is part of a $2m investment into a new global […]

On-demand Webinar: Machine + Human: How advances in AI technology can be leveraged by in-house teams to drive efficiency

Every organisation is now grappling with combing through massive amounts of internal data to respond to internal investigations and the relentless onslaught of DSARs. As data volumes continue to grow and data sources increasingly diversify, this process will be only become more expensive and time-consuming, swallowing up valuable internal resources at a time when in-house teams are already being asked to do more with less. Advancements in AI and analytic technology can now be leveraged to overcome some of these challenges.

On-demand Webinar: Legal tech: regrets, wins and career-defining moments

The pandemic will generally be remembered as a time of introspection, of looking back and analysing some of our decisions. In this session, a number of seasoned tech connoisseurs will look back at their long-standing affair with legal tech, revisiting some of their decisions and candidly sharing what they would do differently.

Addleshaws injects £4m into innovation arm

Addleshaw Goddard has restructured its innovation function in light of a £4m investment into new products and services. The firm’s innovation and technology team, led by partner Kerry Westland, has been overhauled to better deploy its growing headcount of 36 people in specific client and internal activities in its alternative offerings space. It comes as […]