UK Startup appointed to KWM administration role

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The UK-based virtual data room platform, Ruby Datum, has been chosen to handle the transfer process of 30 terabytes of information following the high-profile collapse of King & Wood Mallesons’ (KWM) in January. Ruby Datam will be facilitating the extraction, storage and distribution of millions of documents to multiple purchasers following their appointment by administrators…

Save the Date: Legal Geek Conference 2017 will be on Tuesday 17th October!

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The Legal Geek Conference is back! In October 2016, we hosted the first Legal Geek Conference which brought together over 500 attendees from 10 different countries. This year, we are aiming even higher. The Legal Geek Conference 2017 will be on Tuesday 17th October in Shoreditch, London. It’s going to be huge with 1,000+ attendees from…

Mishcon de Reya and L Marks Launched LawTech Incubator MDR LAB

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Mishcon de Reya LLP and L Marks launched MDR LAB, a programme for lawtech startups to help them work within their target market to pilot and improve products and to gain a better understanding of how legal services are provided and where lawyers – and their clients – would benefit from new technologies. Successful applicants will…

CrowdJustice Launches in the US

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CrowdJustice is a platform for crowdfunding public interest litigation which is one of the startups featuring on the Legal Geek Startup Map. They launched their operation in the United States last week by helping to raise funds for Aziz v. Trump. The lawsuit was against the Trump administration on behalf of two brothers who were detained at…

Legal Geek Startup Awards 2016

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The LawTech startups with the most votes on our startup map (made possible thanks to Thomson Reuters) qualified to pitch at the Legal Geek Startup Awards in four categories: Best Document Automation Award, Best Machine Intelligence Award, Best Market Places Award, and Best Operations Award. The winners of the Legal Geek Startup Awards were announced in the evening of the Legal Geek Conference on…

Final Event information: Legal Geek Confernece. 18th October 2016

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– WHEN: 9am – 22.00: 18th October 2016 – WHERE: The Boiler House, 91 Brick Lane , London, E1 6QL – Due to capacity restrictions, at busy times we will be operating a “one in/one out” policy – Stay up to date on capacity on Twitter with #LGStatus – Dress casually and strictly NO ties – You need…

Brexit: [good or] Bad for Law Tech in London?

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Other than a catastrophic drop of the pound, the Brexit vote saw an unexpected surge in economical experts. We thought we could join their ranks. So, can something meaningful be said on the effects of Brexit on the Law Tech scene? First of all, it depends very much on the route UK decide to pursue…

Shall we send robots to jail?

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A month ago, AlphaGo, a software developed by Google Deep Mind defeated the champion Lee Sidol during a 5 game long match of Go. AlphaGo is a machine learning software that has been ‘trained’ with a database of 600.000 games and then by playing against itself. Its winning match made the history: and not only because…

Some very basic stuff on smart contracts: lawyers get ready for Blockchain

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On Tuesday, the Government Digital Service organised a workshop on Blockchain gathering people from Academia, industry and government, and focusing on how blockchain technology could help improve our lives. Proof that the interest around blockchain is rising, not only for its implications on the financial market (you name it, bitcoin) but for even more practical uses. If…

A.I. is dead, long live A.I.

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  “Have we missed the latest product innovation in AI and law or there is nothing out yet?”  It seems like everyone has been talking about A.I. and law in the last year. Denton has invested in the IBM Watson-powered software ROSS. And just last week Vanderbilt University organised a conference titled ‘Will your next lawyer…