Luminance is the world's most advanced artificial intelligence platform for the legal profession. Luminance's ground-breaking AI technology reads, understands and learns from the interaction between lawyers and documents, offering a faster and more comprehensive platform for review. Sophisticated machine learning algorithms provide a unique, immediate and global overview of any body of legal documents, empowering lawyers with an instant understanding of the scope of a project before document review even begins.

As the only artificial intelligence platform that ensures the lawyer remains at the heart of the process, Luminance means substantial time-savings from day one, whilst ensuring legal teams have more control and confidence than ever before.

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Founded in 2015 by leading mathematicians from the University of Cambridge, Luminance's advanced machine learning technology leapfrogs the competition with state-of-the-art pattern recognition algorithms. This allows the platform to be able to intelligently pinpoint even the most anomalous data within an entire project - including points of risk that a user may have not been looking for.

Simple keyword search and clause extraction are no longer enough for law firms to effectively cope with the challenges of the modern legal landscape. Luminance's new-era technology removes the need for lengthy development phases and continuous costly maintenance, all whilst acting as a seamless extension of a lawyer's existing abilities.

Why Luminance


The revolutionary technology behind Luminance ensures the platform works in any language and jurisdiction of law. Rather than having to be manually trained to adapt to new challenges that arise, Luminance has been designed prmarily to fit into the existing workflows of any law firm and legal team.

Within the first 18 months, over 100 customers have adopted Luminance in 35 countries across five continents, including over 10% of the Global 100 law firms. Since revolutionising how M&A teams conduct due diligence reviews around the world, Luminance's comprehensive platform has expanded to include corporate and commercial compliance investigations, litigation discovery, lease abstraction and more.

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Latest News

New contract battleground for AI in law | 12 November 2018

Managing mountains of contracts held by in-house legal departments is emerging as the next big battleground for artificial intelligence in law. Cambridge-based start-up Luminance has revealed a move into the corporate market by announcing that financial services company Think Money Group had adopted its technology – up to now, installed mainly in law firms – to manage supplier contracts.

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Think Money Group becomes first UK banking services provider to deploy Luminance Corporate | 12 November 2018

Think Money Group (TMG) is the first British financial services company to adopt Luminance Corporate, the AI platform’s new offering for in-house legal teams.

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Luminance is a comprehensive product that truly enhances the due diligence process across our practice areas ... Technologies such as Luminance are the future.
Josias Dewey, Innovation Partner, Holland & Knight
Luminance’s new-era product offers our clients exactly the kind of innovation they need ... Luminance stands head and shoulders above other providers in this space.
Lucy Nixon, Director CAS
I am confident Luminance will raise the bar for how due diligence should be done and will appeal to the most ambitious and talented lawyers.
Svein Gerhard Simonnæs, Partner BA-HR
Luminance is one of the very few companies in this market that has a clear idea of what AI can do for legal and has a product to demonstrate it.
Santiago Gomez Sancha, IT Director Uría Menéndez
Luminance increases the meaningfulness of our lawyers' work by cutting down the quantity of administrative work. We see ourselves as a forerunner in many areas and introducing AI-based solutions is a natural step in developing our services.
Tero Jormanaine, Partner Roschier
It is not an understatement to say that this is an application of artificial intelligence that will completely transform the due diligence process, which is perhaps long overdue.
Dr Mike Lynch OBE FREng FRS, Founder Invoke Capital
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