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The ‘go-to’ event of the year—Legal Geek Conference 2019

The annual London Legal Geek Conference is almost here again—and it has truly become the legaltech ‘go-to’ event of the year. The conference is primed to be even more fantastic than last year, if that’s even possible!

For any newbies, do note—this is not your typical legal conference. Ties are banished. The dress code is causal. The event is now green, so pack a reusable coffee cup. What’s on tap is an environment that’s creative and relaxed with plenty of opportunities for conversations to connect with old friends and make new ones.

Held again at the historic East London Truman Brewery, the flagship Legal Geek Conference takes place on 16 October. This year the main conference is split over two floors and three stages—the main stage, disco (in-house), and the third stage is the Law Society of England and Wales. To help navigate this epic event, there is a new Legal Geek app to download and manage your schedule.

Hailing from over 40 countries, there will again be over 2,000 delegates in attendance—bringing together legaltech startups and the wider legal community. Sessions are specifically geared towards in-house legal teams and large law innovation teams.

In swift TED Talk-style, there will be over 100 presenters, from far flung corners of the world and more locally—including those from tech startups, technology experts, law firms, companies and industry leaders—along with innovation and startup investors. The speakers’ talks, therefore, will offer a broad picture of innovation and collaboration taking place in the legal industry today.

The sessions throughout the day will be diverse in their delivery and in their subject matter focusing on ‘legal design’, ’agile working and cultural change’, cyber security, ‘applying AI in practice’, and ‘digital and data’, just to name a few.

One session, in particular, is about a fantastic development in the industry. This year HighQ joined the Thomson Reuters family. On the main stage, ‘platforming the legal industry’ will be presented by Richard Punt, Chief Strategy Officer, Thomson Reuters, and Stuart Barr, Chief Product and Strategy Officer, HighQ.

Alongside the talks, there will also be sponsor booths, a quiet room for people to work, and a ‘startup alley’ providing a rostrum for entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas and business offering.

Another exciting addition this year is Thomson Reuters has invited select customers to participate in a Legaltech Data Challenge. This programme gives the opportunity to showcase the incredible things that can happen when analytics meet data—and how new insights can be offered to the user of UK courts. Access to the comprehensive Westlaw UK research tool was provided, and participants we asked to take the data and do something interesting with it. The results of the Legaltech Data Challenge will be presented at the Thomson Reuters stand on floor one.

Also at the Thomson Reuters stand, during lunch, will be a presentation about new research in the legaltech arena. Be sure to stop by and find out the latest!

To find out more about the research or the Legaltech Data Challenge, visit the Thomson Reuters stand at the Legal Geek Conference and speak to a member of the team.

Thomson Reuters is delighted to be partnering with Legal Geek again this year. In partnering with Legal Geek, Thomson Reuters continues to be connected the heart of the legaltech startup community and participates in innovation within the legal services market.

It’s set to be another incredible conference, and we look forward to seeing you there.


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