The Legal Business Awards > Categories > Legal Technology Team of the Year

At a glance

2018 Winner

  • Squire Patton Boggs

2018 Highly Recommended

  • Baker McKenzie - HIGHLY COMMENDED | Samantha Mobley
  • Addleshaw Goddard | Kerry Westland
  • Macfarlanes | Chris Tart-Roberts
  • Reed Smith | Gareth Hughes
  • TLT | James Touzel

Previous Years

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Legal Technology Team of the Year

Recognising the law firms, in-house teams and chambers, either offshore or onshore, that have pushed through innovation and secured competitive advantage for their business. Important factors will be fresh approaches in creating and delivering legal products, including utilising technology and new business models.

2018 Winner

Squire Patton Boggs

Caroline Noblet

Developed Global Edge (GE), a subscription-based information portal providing up-to-date employment advice and developments covering 32 jurisdictions. Accessible via a mobile app and designed and built entirely by the firm, GE offers 955 reports, 221 On the Horizon updates (mapping forthcoming legislation), and 30 webinars. Among its 83 users are a host of prominent companies.

Highly Recommended

Baker McKenzie - HIGHLY COMMENDED


Samantha Mobley

Baker’s Global Dawn Raid app was entirely designed and developed in-house. Initially covering antitrust dawn raids it was then updated, with added Chinese and Japanese language versions,
to include anti-bribery and corruption and tax dawn raids. It provides users with real-time guidance on their corporate rights and obligations in 44 jurisdictions and contact with a local specialist directly with one tap.

Addleshaw Goddard


Kerry Westland

AG has created Intelligent Delivery, a new model of legal service provision. The team tests AI systems like Kira and HighQ, which includes dashboard reporting, document automation and storage. The firm used HighQ in the separation of National Grid’s gas distribution business. This complex project took two years compared to eight for comparable previous projects, saving £1m in fees.

Macfarlanes


Chris Tart-Roberts

The firm’s knowledge management team developed a customised solution to facilitate knowledge content capture, storage and access by working with Concept Searching, an external provider of semantic metadata generation technology: the first time that a law firm has used technology in this way.

Reed Smith


Gareth Hughes

Reed Smith developed The Quick Pricing Tool, which incorporates different pricing models, allowing users to establish whether clients get appropriate resources at a competitive price. Notably, the project was delivered ahead of schedule and within budget. Since its introduction, over 80% of Reed Smith’s significant matters have been priced either with an alternative fee arrangement or an estimated budget.

TLT


James Touzel

In partnership with US tech company LegalSifter, TLT launched Combined Intelligence, a contract negotiations solution for in-house legal, procurement and operations teams. The software completes a contract review within minutes with greater consistency and less risk of errors or missed terms. Highly configurable by users, it comes ready out-of-the-box with the embedded advice.