The Growth Tech Evenings are an opportunity for leading figures to discuss and debate, in a confidential manner, their views, expectations, issues or concerns for IT companies in the near-term. The fourth in this series will be focused on Legal Tech. “Legal Tech is hot in the U.S. It's helping to transform a huge, staid industry. It's also a global phenomenon. China is jumping in with both feet-- as are others from Jerusalem to San Paulo” (forbes.com).
The discussions will largely be driven from an IT perspective, led by three business leaders at the vanguard of the Legal Tech revolution. The digital management of contracts, collaboration with third parties, the use of AI, confidentiality, outsourcing and the impact on legal culture and education are just some of the key issues. The evening will provide an opportunity to hear the experiences of those involved, identify the key drivers which they believe will affect the growth of Legal Tech and to discuss the opportunities and issues this presents for the global legal marketplace.
The guest speakers will start the evening by providing context to the topic and giving their views on the opportunities and challenges. There will then follow an interactive debate which we expect to last around an hour. Wine and soft drinks will be provided.
Stephanie Liston is recognised as being a leading advisor on telecommunications law and regulation, coming from a rare combination of a technology and legal background. She has served on the board of the UK telecoms regulator, OFCOM, and is currently a member of BT’s Equality of Access Board (ensuring fair access to its Openreach broadband network). Stephanie has extensive international experience and is currently the Chief Legal Advisor to the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of the British Virgin Islands
Nicola Stott is the Global Managing Director for Exigent Group, one of the most established providers of legal outsourcing services. The company supports firms of all sizes and offers the full suite of legal services, high- quality staff and best-of- breed legal technology solutions.
Jake Jones (co-founder) leads the product strategy and design functions at a disruptive Legal Tech startup in Berlin. Legal OS has a significant focus on blockchain and digital automation and has made the key legal and HR process accessible to all sizes of company. They claim to have “worked with some of Germany's leading legal minds and bottled them into an expert algorithm”.