Brodies deploys artificial intelligence technology from Luminance

29 April 2018 |

Brodies, Scotland’s leading law firm, has deployed artificial intelligence platform Luminance, following a successful trial of the technology.

Brodies, which was named Legal 500 Scotland Regional Firm of the Year 2018, selected Luminance due to its ability to create efficiencies in areas such as M&A due diligence and real estate transactions.

“Our decision to implement Luminance is driven by our client-first agenda. As a firm we are continually investing in ways where we can deliver greater value for our clients. Implementing technology that allows us to drive efficiencies and streamline work, particularly across our offices is just one way of achieving that,” commented Will McIntosh, Partner at Brodies.

Developed by mathematicians from the University of Cambridge, Luminance harnesses proprietary machine learning algorithms to read and understand legal documents in a similar way to humans, coping with volumes and working at speeds that no human can match. Trained by legal experts, Luminance can highlight anomalies among large groups of documents allowing lawyers to prioritise their work.

Emily Foges, CEO of Luminance, added: “We are pleased to welcome Brodies to the growing portfolio of UK law firms using Luminance to streamline the due diligence process. The language agnostic technology works seamlessly across any number of offices and jurisdictions, allowing the firm to continue delivering the highest-quality legal services to its client base.”

Luminance has over 80 customers in 23 countries across five continents since launching in September 2016, including ten of The Global 100. The platform is also used by top tier Scottish firm Dickson Minto, as well as leading UK law firms Bird & Bird, and Slaughter and May.

About Brodies

Brodies LLP is Scotland’s largest law firm, delivering legal services of the highest quality to Scottish, UK and global organisations. With offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dingwall and Brussels, the firm offers legal advice to private and public sector clients both in the UK and internationally in its core business areas of corporate and commercial; energy (both renewables and oil & gas); property; litigation; banking and financial services; employment, pensions and benefits and trust and tax. Brodies has more practice areas (40) and leading individuals (69) ranked top tier in the independent legal directories than any other firm in Scotland.

The achievements of Brodies and its partners have been recognised with numerous independent awards in recent years. These include Brodies being named Legal 500 Scotland Regional Firm of the Year 2018, Scotland Law Firm of the Year at the Who’s Who Legal Awards 2017, UK National/Regional Law Firm of the Year at the Legal Business Awards 2017, Legal Advisor of the Year at the Business Insider Deals and Dealmakers Awards 2017, UK Regional Law Firm of the Year at the Lawyer Awards 2016, and UK Law Firm of the Year at the British Legal Awards 2014.