Technology is a valuable tool for increasing productivity and competitiveness, yet the incorporation of technology into legal services remains limited. To support the development and adoption of technology into practice, the City Corporation created the Lawtech Sounding Board (LTSB), which provides an anti-competitive forum for discussion between the legal and technology communities. Its aim is to foster a better understanding of common issues and to encourage development of solutions-based products and processes that will evolve legal service delivery.
Established in 2019, the LTSB acts as the leading cross-sector forum for innovation across the UK legal services industry. Through it, members explore the opportunities and challenges presented by technology and drive positive change and innovation in the sector. It is a forum for collaboration, made up of private practice, in house, government, regulatory and tech professionals.
The plenary meets quarterly to discuss success stories, barriers to tech adoption, and think about legal innovation in the UK and future trends more broadly. The LTSB also has several working groups, where members come together to undertake more direct activity to support the tech and legal ecosystems.
The City Corporation acts as secretariat for the LTSB, and meetings are chaired by the Chair of Policy and Resources.
Questions or comments can be directed to Innovation@cityoflondon.gov.uk.