Neota Starts Design Thinking Academy, + BRYTER Joins Global Legal Hackathon

In double no-code/low-code news, Neota Logic is launching a Legal Design Thinking Academy that will offer its own workshops and internal hackathons to help clients learn about the subject. Meanwhile, rival Bryter will offer complimentary access to its no-code automation platform to enable participants in the London arm of the Global Legal Hackathon, 6-8 March, to use their software as part of the DIY, team-based event.

The Neota workshops will ‘provide participants with the tools they need to take an initial idea for an application and to build on this using design thinking principles’…and… ‘the workshops are structured like a product sprint and are a creative way to engage legal teams on the possible uses of technology in their daily practice’ the company said.

Kim Massana, CEO at Neota Logic, added: ‘Corporate legal teams are becoming more sophisticated in their use of technology and demanding greater innovation in legal service delivery from their law firms.

‘Against this backdrop, it is increasingly important for legal teams in both camps to understand how to develop their ideas for tech solutions in a structured manner so that their organisations can effectively deliver on their overall innovation strategy. Some of the ideas generated in these sessions may even lead to software solutions being developed by the organisation.’

To enquire about booking a workshop, please contact Neota Logic.

Meanwhile, Bryter, a no-code platform, will play a role in the Global Legal Hackathon and make its software available to teams in London, so that they can create semi-automated legal workflows and other solutions as part of the DIY event.

Bryter said: ‘Traditionally it has been hard for lawyers without coding skills to participate in a digital app development process which means that building solutions can take far longer as coders without domain expertise require the input of experts who do not have the technical expertise. 

‘No-code solutions, such as Bryter, bridge that gap by democratising the ability to code allowing lawyers and experts to join in events like the Global Legal Hackathon. This enables multi-disciplinary teams to collaborate and build solutions which turn ideas into real and effective working tools ready for deployment to clients and end-users.’

‘We’re delighted to be using the Bryter platform as part of the solution we are developing for the Global Legal Hackathon’, added Michael Kennedy of Addleshaw Goddard, who is leading one of the teams participating in the GLH in London.

If you also would like to use Bryter as part of your participation in the GLH 2020, please contact them at:

Please include details of your team members, your organisation and a brief description of what you are looking to build. Deadline for submissions is March 3, 2020, 8 pm….which is tomorrow evening…!

Note: In London, the GLH teams will be judged by a panel consisting of:

  • Mo Zain Ajaz (Global Head of Legal Operational Excellence National Grid),
  • Elizabeth Duff (Dean of Westminster Law School),
  • Chris Grant (LawTech Director at Barclays Ventures),
  • Rosemary Martin (General Counsel, Vodaphone),
  • Isabel Parker (Former Director of Innovation, Freshfields),
  • Jenifer Swallow (Director, UK LawTech Delivery Panel), and
  • Nicola Tulk (Programme Manager at NESTA).