Slaughter and May has today announced the first cohort of its Collaborate legal tech programme.
The six businesses, selected from over 50 applicants, are:
- Tabled – a platform which helps lawyers manage tasks and projects by automating workflows and assigning tasks to team members, providing a full picture of the team’s legal work. [https://www.tabled.io/]
- StructureFlow – a platform which helps lawyers and their clients quickly and easily visualise complex legal structures and transactions. [https://www.linkedin.com/company/lexograph/about/]
- Clarilis – a document automation tool which can be used for even the most complex of legal documents without the need to amend existing precedents or templates first. [https://www.clarilis.info/]
- JUST: Access – an easy-to-use transcription and dictation solution using AI and natural language processing to produce transcripts and related analysis.[https://www.just-access.org/people]
- Logiak – a tool which allows users with no coding experience to create complex logic/rule-based systems, for example to create an app to assist in working out if a particular law or regulation applies in a certain situation. [https://www.logiak.com]
- LitiGate – an AI-powered litigation platform which uncovers hidden insights, provides a bird’s eye view of each case and automates day-to-day tasks.[https://www.litigate.ai/]
Each business will have access to the firm’s lawyers and client and expert panels for product testing and feedback, its information security team, a sandbox environment, dummy data, collaboration spaces and other value add services. Each cohort member will also have two dedicated Slaughter and May mentors – a member of the firm’s Knowledge or Innovation teams and a lawyer from a practice area that is relevant to that cohort member’s business, the firm said in a statement.
Slaughter and May joins a growing number of law firms to host legal tech incubators and innovation spaces, with MDR LAB of Mishcon de Reya and FUSE of Allen & Overy, already providing similar programmes in recent years.
Nilufer von Bismarck, partner at Slaughter and May said: ‘We are very pleased with the businesses we are taking into Collaborate in this first cohort. They fought off some very strong competition from a high calibre of applicants. We look forward to working with some of the best legal tech entrepreneurs to bring new tools to the legal sector.’
Anna Lyle-Smythe, partner at Slaughter and May, said: ‘Collaborate provides a great opportunity for us and our clients to work together with legal tech businesses with exciting potential to bring change to the practice of law.’
And, Jane Stewart, Head of Innovation at Slaughter and May added: ‘We are delighted that we have such a diverse first cohort and we are very much looking forward to working with each of the businesses we are taking on.’