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StandoutRiverview Law281099Over two years Riverview Law has transformed itself into a technology-led business. It formed a partnership with the University of Liverpool to work with its artificial intelligence experts to develop a cognitive computing application. Called Kim, the technology powers a virtual assistant that helps in-house lawyers manage legal processes and assess new instructions coming into their departments. It allows them to collect and use data to manage workflow, ensuring the right people are doing the right work.
StandoutAllen & Overy278109The firm’s new MarginMatrix tool automates legal analysis, document drafting and compliance with new derivatives rules for big financial institutions. Its partnership with Deloitte enables it to make this technology part of a complete service. Commended: David Wakeling.
StandoutPinsent Masons25988The firm’s knowledge management system guides lawyers through the steps of a case, while connecting them to relevant documents and information. Commended: Orlando Conetta.
Highly commendedBerwin Leighton Paisner24888Worked with RAVN Systems to develop its Applied Cognitive Engine to do repetitive document review work for real estate clients. Commended: Wendy Miller.
Highly commendedDWF24888Analysed 14 years of data on fraud cases to help insurance clients predict claimants’ behaviour and develop strategies to counter fraud.
Highly commendedSimmons & Simmons24888An in-house ediscovery technology team has developed a range of tools and techniques using its Relativity software platform.
Highly commendedTaylor Vinters24987The firm acts as an incubator, investing in and supporting the development of legal technologies such as ThoughtRiver, which analyses contracts.
Highly commendedBates Wells Braithwaite23788Get Legal is an online tool that makes drafting tailored legal documents affordable for charities and social enterprises.
Highly commendedMishcon de Reya23986Launched an ediscovery facility as a separate business to do disclosure work at greater speed and eventually provide services to other law firms.
CommendedAddleshaw Goddard22688AG In-form delivers detailed financial data to lawyers and staff so they can make informed real-time financial decisions.
CommendedAxiom22787Helping clients capture, structure and use their contract data to measure and manage risk and negotiate better contracts.
CommendedBaker McKenzie22778Rolled out a new ediscovery platform globally, allowing the firm to provide a more consistent and round-the-clock service to its clients and lawyers.
CommendedDentons22886In partnership with Seedcamp, Nextlaw Labs, whose lead investor is Dentons, has run a competition for legal technology start-ups in Europe and is funding the winners.
CommendedLinklaters22886Verifi automatically searches and classifies banking clients’ customers to help them comply with new ring-fencing legislation.
CommendedNautaDutilh22787Built a coalition of Dutch law firms to develop an interface for law firms’ systems to work with the Netherlands’ Department of Justice’s new online document portal.
CommendedPaul Hastings22787Developed a database and data model to map a non-profit client’s data and automatically generate compliance contracts.
CommendedPinsent Masons22787Using clients’ data to provide them with previously unavailable insights into construction and infrastructure disputes.
CommendedCooley21777Leveraged the firm’s US expertise, resources and technology to help a UK client, IT consultancy Ciber, do fast and affordable ediscovery for a litigation case.
CommendedGowling WLG21777Set up a software platform that allows lawyers to code a stamp duty land tax calculator for complex leases. Commended: Chris Bond.
CommendedGowling WLG21687Developed a tool to sweep eBay for intellectual property infringements for a client, allowing the firm to monitor the site daily at minimal cost and to collect valuable new data.
CommendedHogan Lovells21777The firm’s Prism technology generates a report with a timetable, costs and action lists for early case assessments in disputes.
CommendedKemp Little21777Developed legal technology solutions for its clients, including KLerical, which automatically reviews data licences and contracts.
CommendedMatheson21687Mapped the workflow of a litigation matter and created 350 precedents and letters to build a system to help manage healthcare client disputes.
CommendedSimmons & Simmons21678Developed a tool to help clients with Mifid II compliance. It can be used to project-manage the process and is accessible to non-legal colleagues.
CommendedTools4Legal21777Created tools for multinational companies to manage high-volume corporate governance, real estate and data privacy work.
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