The LawTech Hub incubator programme, run by Australian law firm Lander & Rogers since 2019, is now taking applications for the 2023 cohort. Past cohort members include several international legal tech companies, from the UK’s SettleIndex to US-based DraftWise.
Over the course of the incubator the startups ‘refine their problem statements and proofs of concept, pilot their technology, meet VCs and other funding avenues, and fast-track their business skills through masterclasses, culminating in a competitive pitch night’, the firm explained.
Following graduation, participants are also ‘welcomed into the Lander & Rogers family as alumni and invited to collaborate on unique projects, pitch new products to the firm and serve as mentors for future iterations of the LawTech Hub’, they added.
While the Aussie firm is not the largest in the country, it’s really engaged with legal innovation. It’s also a member of the Terralex international referral network of law firms.
Lander & Rogers’ Chief Executive Partner, Genevieve Collins, commented: ‘The LawTech Hub is proving to be a significant innovation for Lander & Rogers and for the Australian legal community. Scaling legal tech startups and integrating their solutions into our service delivery has meant we can provide the best law firm experience for our clients and our people. It is exciting that we are connecting our LawTech Hub startups with clients, industry partners, other law firms, courts and law schools to strengthen our collective digital capability.’
If you’d like to spend some time in sunny Australia with fellow startups and an engaged group of lawyers, then check out the application site here.
And if you read AL regularly you’ll know that this site really supports legal tech incubators: they help drive adoption of tech tools among lawyers, and they can be essential in gathering on-point feedback that will help a legal tech product to iterate effectively and really meet the needs of the market. In short, it’s a win-win.
(Interestingly, the sign-up page for the incubator appears to be using the no-code automation system Checkbox and which is also based in Australia. Good on ya, mates!)
Melbourne-Based Atticus Grows Its London Team
In other Aussie-related legal tech news, the former Head of Growth at Atticus, Tom Ray, is relocating from Australia to London to boost the company’s presence here.
Atticus CEO, Thom Mackey, commented: ‘Tom becomes our fourth team member based in the UK, joining General Manager (UK & Europe) Patrick Skinner who commenced earlier in 2022. Together, they will help drive the company’s growth in the UK corporate markets, including listed entities, regulated markets, financial services and insurers.’
Atticus provides document review and verification software for law firms and listed entities so that they can fact-check documents before public disclosure.