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Online courts hackathon won by Colin – a talking digital assistant for litigants

Some 220 lawyers and technologists battled each other at a 24-hour hackathon over the weekend, overseen by the likes of the Lord Chief Justice and Professor Richard Susskind, to devise useful software tools that could support the forthcoming online courts. The winner used voice interaction and an online help assistant to assist litigants.

July 4th, 2017 | 1 Comment »

Hackathon app “will help LGBT people report persecution safely”

Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people around the world will be able to report incidents of persecution to international lawyers stealthily through everyday social media, after a hackathon backed by some of the largest UK law firms devised an app.

December 13th, 2016 | No Comments »

Denton’s IT accelerator looks short and long term with Apperio investment and ROSS expansion

NextLaw Labs, the business accelerator set up by global law firm Dentons, has invested in an IT product which claims to improve the transparency of fees and cement the bond between lawyers and corporate clients. Meanwhile, another of its investments, AI venture Ross, is opening up to more law firms.

March 29th, 2016 | No Comments »

Freshfields team wins Hackney Law Centre hackathon with A2J website

A team of computer coding specialists from magic circle firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have won a groundbreaking ‘hackathon’ to create an IT-based product of use to Hackney Law Centre, with a multi-lingual access to justice website built from scratch in just 24 hours.

March 22nd, 2016 | No Comments »

MoJ hopes hackathon will deliver justice system innovation

Software or data analysis techniques that could help flag up fraudulent legal aid claims or predict the likelihood of someone re-offending are outcomes the Ministry of Justice is hoping could come from a hackathon it will hold later this month.

March 7th, 2016 | No Comments »

‘Hacking’ the law – computer programmers called in to aid advice centres

A ground-breaking legal ‘hackathon’ – pitting computer programmers against each other to reach the best solution to a legal technology problem in the space of a weekend – is to be held in London with the aim of generating technology that will assist law centres.

January 13th, 2016 | 1 Comment »