Exponential changes with technology, communications, data and algorithms mean we are now experiencing revolutionary change in the legal industry. Leeds Law Society has been connecting people and organisations in legal tech and innovation in the region – and collaborating with regional government and the digital sector to explore how Leeds can push ahead even further in the area.
The 2020 Leeds City Region Legal Tech and Innovation Report was a product of that collaboration. The Report found that legal expertise, digital capability and people & talent point to the Leeds City Region being ideally positioned to be leaders in this era of transformation. The glowing positives on legal tech and innovation in the region came as little surprise; at a Leeds Law Conference session we organised on ‘Innovation in Law and Leeds’ featuring regional legal tech leaders, we had heard that creativity is “in the DNA” of Leeds and that “Leeds is the centre of the document automation universe”.
The Leeds Law Society Legal Tech and Innovation Subcommittee is alert that different types of law firm have different requirements for events and meetings on legal tech and innovation. Leeds Law Society also represents all constituencies in our legal profession and as technology and working practices evolve we are aware of differing impacts of change on different constituencies.