Australian legal ops software provider, Lawcadia, and well-known former National Grid Property GC turned consultant, Mo Zain Ajaz, are partnering together to help inhouse clients.
The deal will see Ajaz’s UK-based consultancy, LEx360, use Lawcadia’s software to ‘reduce waste, risk, complexity, and uncertainty for corporate counsel’.
But first, what does Lawcadia do? It can be used by inhouse legal teams for ‘intake and triage, matter management and legal spend management….using no-code automation and logic-based workflows with built-in document automation, collaboration tools, and BI reporting’.
All well and good. But how does this work in terms of the partnership? Artificial Lawyer asked Ajaz, who was also Global Head of Legal Operations at National Grid until January this year, to share the plan.
‘The plan is that my process driven law projects will be powered by the technology from Lawcadia. The goal is to tackle the key challenges of the GC and use lean and other quality methods to deliver policy, process and procedure blueprints, which are powered by Lawcadia.
‘I intend to tackle all the processes in an in-house context, covering intake and delivery, which will include spend management and specialist legal workflows like DSARs, Board Reporting, and Company Secretarial work.
‘Lawcadia will help translate these workflows onto their system so it will be easier for the GC to see improvements, trends, and ensure compliance,’ explained Ajaz.
More broadly, the two businesses stated that ‘the modern legal department remains plagued by inefficient, manual and complex processes, further compounded by relentless demands, heightened regulatory compliance requirements and the pressure to do more with less’.
Yep, that sounds familiar!
Last word goes to Lawcadia’s CEO, Warwick Walsh, who added: ‘Lawcadia and LEx360 are aligned in our vision for improving legal service delivery. This partnership will bring that depth and breadth of expertise and technology capability required to digitally transform the in-house legal function.’
(Main pic above L to R – Ajaz and Walsh.)