The intersection of technology and mental health often carries negative connotations in the media. Less reported however, is how technology is positively impacting, and potentially transforming, the way that lawyers are able to cope with ever-growing workloads.
'Perhaps the major shift of the year was towards the adoption of artificial intelligence and automation. The big winner in this field is Slaughter & May-backed, Luminance, which has been adopted by firms across the continent’.
The World Economic Forum today announced its list of 56 companies selected as Technology Pioneers, and this year’s class demonstrates the growing embrace of artificial intelligence and machine learning across a broad range of sectors.
Three British firms have been included on a World Economic Forum list of the technology start-ups at the cutting edge of future industries such as cyber security, cleantech, autonomous vehicles and food security.
Legaltech has for the first time been recognised in The Europas Awards, which recognise the hottest tech startups in Europe – Luminance, Lexoo and Seedlegals are all on the shortlist in the ‘Hottest B2B/SaaS Startup’ award and voting is open now.
Roca Junyent has chosen to adopt Luminance’s machine learning technology to enhance its M&A due diligence processes, becoming the fourteenth Spanish customer for the market-leading artificial intelligence platform.
Top-tier Israeli firm Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. (APM & Co.) have adopted Luminance for M&A and Hi-Tech Investments due diligence, with plans to deploy the technology across real estate, labour law and infrastructure practices.
Leading Indian law firm, Shardul Armarchand Mangaldas & Co (SAM & Co), has deployed Luminance’s machine learning technology to assist with M&A due diligence, marking the start of the tech company’s expansion into the Indian legal market.
Kellerhals Carrard, ‘M&A Law Firm of the Year’ in Switzerland, has become the first Swiss law firm to adopt Luminance’s artificial intelligence to enhance its due diligence processes for M&A transactions.
Luminance Discovery was launched a year ago and since then has been used by law firms all over the world on cases from several hundred to tens of millions of documents. Operational Analyst, Poppy Coy, walks us through her busy day at the Cambridge office working on Luminance Discovery.
As Christina Blacklaws, the President of the Law Society of England and Wales, comes to the end of her tenure she reflects on the ways that technology is turbocharging the work of lawyers and improving mental health, but there’s still more opportunity to reap the benefits…