Legal futures round-up

By Yves Faguy December 21, 201721 December 2017

Legal futures round-up


Time for a last round-up in 2017 of trends and developments that highlight innovation in the legal industry.

Let’s start with a shout out to Aird & Berlis who is partnering with legal tech company Diligen to develop AI-based products in its M&A and real estate practices.

Another Toronto legal tech outfit, Loom Analytics, is offering a legal analytics tool for settled matters that don’t have public court record.

Dentons Canada has announced that it is joining the Global Legal Blockchain Consortium (GLBC), whose mandate is to adopt policies that promote a universal, blockchain-based technology infrastructure for law.

Global law firm Clyde & Co has launched an in house data analytics lab that will be composed of legal, data science and strategy staff, and students from University College London’s computer science department. The initiative was launched with a view to accelerating the firm’s development of new products and services.

London-based multinational firm Clifford Chance is launching a new technology group – “not a designated practice area” – emulating the Big Four accounting firms aimed at addressing issues raised by new technology in IP, fintech and antitrust.

LegalWorks Nordic and Axiom have entered into a strategic collaboration to service customers in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland.

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