25 July 2019

HFW in Solomonic judgement

Global disputes law firm announces development partnership with litigation analytics start-up Solomonic.

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Under the partnership, HFW lawyers will be able to access the Solomonic system, which uses detailed court data to enhance predictions, optimise case research and improve outcomes.

Data and experience

In return, Solomonic will be able to call on HFW's deep commercial litigation expertise to help develop its platform and data analysis, and to expand its system into new modules and jurisdictions. Noel Campbell, head of HFW litigation, said “Combining Solomonic's data with our experience and expertise as litigators will allow us to be more efficient and effective as lawyers, and ultimately enable our clients to make more informed, commercial decisions about resolving their disputes.” The Solomonic platform allows litigators to track how similar cases have been treated in the past, pick out individual data points which might impact their case prospects or tactics, and utilise examples of how relevant judges have previously dealt with particular fact patterns or arguments. Solomonic was founded by Gideon and David Cohen, who have extensive and relevant legal experience, and Dr Henry Stott of Decision Technology, an analytics and behavioural sciences professional services business.

Ideal help

Mr Cohen said, “HFW is the ideal firm to help us develop Solomonic. It is not just HFW's enviable litigation volume and record of success; the firm's significant global reach, with leading practices in key disputes jurisdictions around the world, will also be invaluable in helping us expand our offering internationally.” HFW has one of the largest and more active disputes practices in the market, covering litigation, international arbitration and alternative forms of dispute resolution. The firm has 350 specialist disputes lawyers across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific, and frequently litigates on behalf of clients in courts around the world. HFW recently announced a £25 million portfolio litigation funding deal with Augusta Ventures.

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