Welcoming five new members to the LawtechUK Panel

Tech Nation, October 1, 2020 2 min read

We are excited to introduce five new members who will be joining the LawtechUK Panel, established in 2018 by the Secretary of State for Justice and acting as the advisory board to LawtechUK.

Jenifer Swallow – LawtechUK Director at Tech Nation comments “I am delighted to announce our five new LawtechUK Panel members. All are experts in their field: computer science, law reform and building successful tech companies, and our work will be richer for their insights and support.  The volume and quality of applications for Panel membership was exceptional, and reflective of the breadth of talented people recognising the need for change in the legal sector and committed to delivering that for society and the economy. Thank you to everyone who applied and we look forward to working with many as we progress our foundational projects over the coming months.”

The new LawtechUK Panel members are: 

  • Professor Katie Atkinson is Dean of Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Computer Science and professor of computer science at the University of Liverpool, working at the intersection of technology and law; she has served as President of the International Association for Artificial Intelligence and Law.  
  • Chris Grant is Lawtech Director at Barclays Ventures and has extensive experience working with the lawtech community and wider sector innovation through the UK-wide Eagle Labs initiative. 
  • Professor Sarah Green is Law Commissioner for Commercial and Common Law at the Law Commission of England and Wales. She has a background in consulting and technology and is working to ensure the law keeps evolving. 
  • Brian Liu is CEO of BizCounsel and co-founder of LegalZoom, one of the most successful lawtech companies globally.  
  • Julia Salasky is the award winning founder of Legl and CrowdJustice, two lawtech companies established to simplify and improve access to legal services.  

Read more about the new panel members.

Bringing Fresh Insights

After a public call out over the summer, LawtechUK received an incredible mix of applications from across the UK legal sector and internationally. The extended Panel will provide insights, challenge and support for the work of LawtechUK, bringing their valuable and extensive experience in technology, academia, entrepreneurship and business, and taking an active role in LawtechUK’s work programme.

Christina Blacklaws – Chair of the LawtechUK Panel “It is a pleasure to welcome our new members to the LawtechUK Panel. I am excited by the additional depth and breadth of experience they each bring to an already exceptional group. As a Panel, we look forward to making a significant contribution to the important work of LawtechUK”   

Lawtech startups and scaleups employ nearly 4,500 people in the UK, and have received investment of close to £300mn. These companies are playing an instrumental role in driving innovation through the legal sector more broadly, something that has become even more pressing due to the global pandemic. It is great to have this community represented on the LawtechUK Panel and to see the cross sector innovation to which they contribute. Technology is fundamentally shifting the value creation process for businesses across the economy and LawtechUK’s work programme is dedicated to harnessing and shaping that change in law.

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