30 April 2019

Slaughter and May collaborates with cohort of six

Slaughter and May announces the first cohort of legal tech developers for its new legal tech programme, natually called Collaborate.


The six businesses, selected by the Collaborate team alongside the programme’s client and expert panels, were chosen from over 50 applicants from a diverse range of tech products.

The cohort

Tabled is a platform which helps lawyers manage tasks and projects by automating workflows and assigning tasks to team members, providing a full picture of the team’s legal work. StructureFlow is a platform which helps lawyers and their clients quickly and easily visualise complex legal structures and transactions. Clarilis is a document automation tool which can be used for even the most complex of legal documents without the need to amend existing precedents or templates first. JUST: Access is an easy-to-use transcription and dictation solution using AI and natural language processing to produce transcripts and related analysis. Logiak is a tool which allows users with no coding experience to create complex logic/rule-based systems, for example to create an app to assist in working out if a particular law or regulation applies in a certain situation. LitiGate is an AI-powered litigation platform which uncovers hidden insights, provides a bird's eye view of each case and automates day-to-day tasks.

Changing practice of law

Each business will have access to the firm’s lawyers and client and expert panels for product testing and feedback, its information security team, a sandbox environment, dummy data, collaboration spaces and other value add services. Each cohort member will also have two dedicated Slaughter and May mentors; a member of the firm’s Knowledge or Innovation teams and a lawyer from a practice area that is relevant to that cohort member’s business. Nilufer von Bismarck, partner at Slaughter and May, said “We are very pleased with the businesses we are taking into Collaborate in this first cohort. They fought off some very strong competition from a high calibre of applicants. We look forward to working with some of the best legal tech entrepreneurs to bring new tools to the legal sector.” Anna Lyle-Smythe, partner at Slaughter and May, added there is “exciting potential to bring change to the practice of law.”

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