Transforming the UK legal sector through tech

Welcome to our resources page. You can find tools to equip you with the knowledge you need to advance, improve or develop your own innovations in law. In addition, you can browse our past feature articles.

Opportunity to provide feedback

The tools above are being developed iteratively and designed to evolve as they are trialled and put into practice. We therefore welcome your feedback. If you have any thoughts or feedback on the legal data sharing toolkit or regulatory map, you can submit your them here.

Legal Statement on Cryptoassets & Smart Contracts

This landmark statement seeks to address legal uncertainty by recognising cryptoassets as tradable property and smart contracts as enforceable agreements under English law. It takes significant steps to address uncertainty, answering critical questions as to their classification and characterisation. By providing investors with increased confidence of their rights, the statement helps to provide a dependable foundation for mainstream utilisation of cryptoassets and smart contracts.

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In December 2020, Jenifer Swallow, Director of LawtechUK delivered a keynote exploring the opportunity and need to innovate and digitise the legal sector now. Jenifer delves into the fact that whilst lawtech ecosystems are developing worldwide, there is still much work to be done. The LawtechUK vision, mission and work programme can help accelerate progress and unlock the UK’s potential to transform the sector. Read the keynote and discover more.

The Lawtech Debates

What does the future of legal services and dispute resolution hold after the COVID-19 pandemic? In July 2020, We held a two-part series exploring whether legal services are equipped to deal with the needs of businesses and society in this digital age. You can watch the debates by clicking on the links below.