Lupl Collaboration Platform Formally Launches

Lupl, the collaboration platform backed by CMS, Cooley and Rajah & Tann, today has announced its global release.

This release makes the platform available to the wider industry for the first time, with users from law firms and legal departments able to sign up for free.

With regard to what it’s all about, check out the interview here from September with CMS’s Duncan Weston.

This is how the company explains things: ‘Lupl is a shared workspace that eases the challenges law firms and legal departments typically encounter when working on legal matters within and between organisations. In addition to a native suite of communications, collaboration, document sharing, and legal project and knowledge management capabilities, Lupl integrates with many of the most popular third-party tools, including Microsoft Teams, Slack, iManage, Net Documents, SharePoint, OneDrive for Business, Google Drive, Zoom, DocuSign, and Litera compareDocs.’

Lupl’s ‘bring your own system’ design approach allows organisations to connect the platform with a range of tools and systems. For example, in addition to Lupl’s web, mobile and desktop apps, organisations who use Microsoft Teams will be able to leverage Lupl’s functionality as a native Teams app.

Lupl has been in early adopter mode since April, following the completion of a successful private beta test in 2020. Law firms, legal departments, and other legal organisations in more than 30 countries are already on-board with industry interest from across the globe continuing to grow, they added.

Jeff Green, Lupl’s Chief Executive Officer, said: ‘We’ve been counting down the days with great anticipation to make our collaboration platform more widely available, and to welcome more legal departments, law firms and other legal market participants to the international Lupl community.’

Rima Reyes, Principal Program Manager in the Teams Ecosystem at Microsoft, added: ‘Lupl is continuing to digitally transform the international legal community. With the new Lupl app for Microsoft Teams, lawyers can easily bring all the moving parts of a legal matter – documents, status, scope, and tasks – together in one place.’

And Adam Ruttenberg, Cooley partner and Chair of the firm’s technology committee, concluded: ‘As a firm committed to superior quality, service and innovation, we believe that a platform like Lupl is what our lawyers need. Through beta testing and early adopter programs, we’ve seen how Lupl helps our lawyers and clients stay on the same page, providing enhanced communication, collaboration and document sharing and enabling our lawyers to act as a seamless extension of our clients’ teams.’