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You don’t have to be a lawyer to run a lawtech start-up – but it helps

Almost half of the chief executives of lawtech start-ups in the UK are former lawyers, more than twice as many as from business and three times those from a software background, according to a report. However, a legal background was not essential to success, the report noted.

June 29th, 2017 | No Comments »

Retired solicitor investor network poised to help lawtech start-ups

An ‘angel investor’ network is being constructed that promises to match ex-City partners with lawtech start-ups, to help them gain a foothold in large law firms with advice, contacts, and seed capital. The favoured model would see two investors each invest £50,000 in exchange for around 10% of the equity

November 4th, 2016 | No Comments »

UK lawtech start-ups “struggling to compete with well-funded US rivals”

The author of a visual map of the lawtech start-up scene said it revealed the UK has a lower number of new technology ventures relative to the size of the legal market as a whole, compared with other European countries.

October 7th, 2016 | No Comments »