Shaping the future of legal services

The School of Law is recognised as a leading centre for legal education and applied research and for its innovative approach to responding to the challenges posed by the application of technology in legal services. We have ambitious plans to grow the scale and impact of our work, supported by a planned move in 2020 to a new, purpose-built building housing sector-leading facilities for teaching, research, legal engineering and legal R&D.

The School’s Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Law leads the LegalTech Wales initiative, an emerging network of legal practitioners, technology companies and other organisations interested in the application and impact of technology in legal practice. The Centre also works closely with the Department of Computer Science on the LegalTech agenda and has recently made a joint appointment of an Associate Professor in Law and Computer Science who specialises in the application of machine learning in the legal domain.

LegalTech Wales Conference

To further establish our emerging network, we held our first LegalTech Wales Conference on 31st January 2018, which was a huge success. We had 100+ attendees from across the legal and technology sector and were privileged to have a full programme including the support of some excellent speakers. These included Christina BlacklawsVice-President of the Law Society of England and Wales and Professor Richard Susskind.

The range of presentations given throughout the event can be downloaded and viewed using the links below and you can also read Dr Chris Marshall’s review of the event here.

LegalTech Wales Photos

LegalTech Wales 2018