Linklaters has let it be known that they have been partnering with no-code automation system, BRYTER, on multiple projects, as the competition for market share in this legal tech segment continues to heat up, with expansionary rivals and new entrants all seeking to make an impact.
Linklaters said the firm so far has launched a ‘multi-language and multi-jurisdiction Dawn Raid App, reimagined internal workflows, collaborated with humanitarian organisation Plan International, and recently run a global hackathon generating a pipeline of opportunities’ – all using BRYTER.
But, most noteworthy is BRYTER’s work with CreateiQ, Linklaters’ own contract lifecycle management / doc automation platform, used by over 200 of its clients to automate the drafting, negotiation and execution of contracts.
The tech partnership is led by Linklaters’ newly appointed Global Head of Practice Innovation, Greg Baker.
With regard to the recent hackathon, the firm said the idea was to ‘harness ideas from across the firm to make tangible improvements to both the client experience and the firm’s lawyers. Split into four stages, the Hackathon allowed participants to leverage the BRYTER platform to build client-facing digital applications and prototypes without having to write any code’.
Baker commented: ‘As we continue to identify areas across the firm that are ripe for innovation and disruption, BRYTER’s powerful and adaptable platform enables us to quickly prototype, test and identify the right development route for solutions created to make the lives of our clients and lawyers easier. The partnership is driven by the firm’s relentless drive to revolutionise the delivery of our services and focus on the client and lawyer experience.’
Michael Grupp, CEO, BRYTER, added: ‘We are thrilled to partner with Linklaters and support the firm in rapidly building and launching client facing applications. Law firms like Linklaters are at the very forefront of client service delivery precisely because they put their clients’, and their lawyers’, experience at the centre of everything they do, seeking to make it easier and faster to deliver legal services.’
Is this a big deal? Well, Linklaters is just one firm – but it’s a very large one and has a strong focus on innovation. So, bagging Linklaters as a major client may be as good as winning several smaller deals for BRYTER.
The news comes as multiple companies fight over this segment, with companies such as Josef also now growing globally after recently launching in the UK and US. Meanwhile, Neota Logic, AUTTO, and more recent ones such as Checkbox, and others, are all battling away.
Either way, the Linklaters partnership shows that firms can do plenty of things with this approach, and that’s good news for the whole market.