Time for a round-up of notable trends and developments and views that highlight innovation in the legal industry.
Rosenblatt Solicitors announced plans to go public, and is hoping to raise £43m on its IPO, which would make it the largest of its kind. It would be the fourth English law firm to do so since the liberalization of the market for legal services in England and Wales five years ago. The other three are Gately, Keystone and Gordon Dadds.
Allen & Overy (A&O) is bringing in a second cohort of startups into its tech space Fuse, which launched in London last year. The new cohort, includes Canadian based AI document review platform Kira Systems. According to Fuse chairman Jonathan Brayne: “This cohort’s focus is very different to that of the first – there’s a strong AI theme here.”
Mishcon de Reya has also announced the five companies that will be part of its MDR LAB legal tech and prop tech incubator. Among them is Digitory Legal, which won The Pitch, the legal innovation startup competition put on by the Canadian Bar Association and Law Made in partnership with LexisNexis.
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