Technology


160 firms sign up to consumer app aiming to transform access to lawyers

15 April 2021

An app linking consumers to lawyers who provide free video consultations has been launched this week after three months of testing with 20 law firms – more than 160 firms have now signed up.


Firm to use AI to triage new clients and give initial advice

15 April 2021

A law firm is deploying artificial intelligence software that will become the first point of contact for all new clients, trained to offer initial legal advice and triage cases.


Law firm and top entrepreneur ramp up Thirdfort backing

13 April 2021

Digital onboarding platform Thirdfort has secured £1.5m in its latest fundraising, with further backing from Zoopla entrepreneur Alex Chesterman and London law firm Mishcon de Reya.


Ince launches client onboarding solution for estate agents

12 April 2021

Listed law firm Ince has launched a product to help estate agents onboard clients in a way that meets the demands of anti-money laundering regulations.


Bristol and Bath region targets growing lawtech role

9 April 2021

There is a “growing cluster” of lawtech businesses in the Bristol and Bath area, along with hundreds of lawtech and innovation roles, with the chance to build on this significantly, new research has found.


Lawtech start-up outlines big ambitions for family law disputes

1 April 2021

A lawtech start-up aiming to improve communication between family lawyers and their clients has explained how its product could in time help identify cases involving coercive control.


Biggest firms falling behind on website effectiveness

31 March 2021

The biggest law firms in the top 50 are some of the weakest when it comes to the digital effectiveness of their websites, a report has found.


Law Commission eyes home-buying reform and digital justice projects

26 March 2021

Rethinking the home-buying process – including bringing an end to caveat emptor – and putting digital justice on a firm footing are among projects being considered by the Law Commission.


Lawtech sandbox pilot sparks collaboration ambitions

26 March 2021

There needs to be greater collaboration between lawyers, tech designers, coders and software developers, an event to mark the end of the first phase of the government-backed lawtech sandbox pilot heard last night.


Groundbreaking family barrister wins £50,000 innovation award

24 March 2021

A barrister who co-founded a groundbreaking business that allows separating couples to obtain advice from a single legal expert at any point in the process, has won a £50,000 Women in Innovation award.

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