Lawtech UK, a collaboration between Tech Nation, the LawtechUK Panel and the Ministry of Justice, is launching a pilot Research & Development Sandbox that plans to help legal tech companies access valuable data such as content from the law firm and inhouse community, e.g. standard contracts. It will also provide useful input on regulation and ethics, where tech companies may need it.
The Sandbox has been designed to fast track ideas, products and services that address the legal needs of businesses and society. It will provide entrepreneurs with access to a number of tools, services and people, to help accelerate the development of game-changing lawtech.
Chief Strategy Officer Nick West has been announced as one of five 'judges' who will oversee the project, act as the Lawtech Sandbox Steering Board and will assess applications alongside the LawtechUK team. Nick will be working alongside:
Chris Grant – LawTech Director, Barclays Ventures
Matthew Smith – Manager, Policy, Innovate, Financial Conduct Authority
Stephen Browning – Challenge Director – Next Generation Service, Innovate UK
Sophia Adams Bhatti – Head of Strategy and Policy, Simmons Wavelength
Read the full release and find out how you can apply to be part of the sandbox here.