Innovation & technology

Legal technology is an area that is ever evolving. Digital is here to stay and will get faster and more complex. At Wedlake Bell we recognise this and to ensure that we remain at the forefront of the industry and the changes taking place, we are consistently developing our legal services to meet the demands and needs of our clients and our business.

Our collective mission is to ensure we use the right technologies in the best possible way. We are trying to make the smartest moves as opposed to invest in everything and are keen that everything we do adds real value both to our clients and to our business. We have already made strong progress and are building capabilities which are second to none.

We can bring the right mix of legal knowledge, capability, skills and technology to our work and have the potential to deliver really innovative solutions. We constantly test, invest in and embrace new technology in order to enable the delivery of legal services to clients, both faster and more cost-effectively.

Key technologies we are leveraging to drive forward our innovation are based around AI, Data Science, Automation, Workflows and Collaboration. Systems we use daily to deliver the best possible service include Thirdfort, which streamlines client onboarding; HighQ, for enhanced collaboration with client; and Docusign, which delivers speed, ease and convenience to our clients.

Some of our Key Capabilities

Our Innovation Committee is chaired by Tom Allfree and our IT team is led by David Hymers. Together they work closely with all practice groups and Partners within the Firm to ensure we have the right set of tools to deliver work as effectively as possible. Our Innovation Committee which is represented by all practice groups meet regularly to discuss ideas and decide where innovative solutions are best implemented. Client service and efficiency are at the core of everything we do.

“Wedlake Bell is a law firm on a phenomenal journey and is investing heavily in getting the right capabilities and technologies in place for its clients and business. Having spent 25 years in Legal Tech working for large law firms, suppliers and major corporates, I have no doubt that Wedlake Bell will become market leading in the digital space. They have a great tech stack, work collaboratively across the firm on ideas and have the energy and desire to drive them forward.”

Derek Southall, CEO Hyperscale Group Limited (Former Partner and Head of Innovation and Digital who has previously led teams winning the FT’s Innovative Lawyers Most Innovative Legal Technology Team in Europe, the Legal Business Most Enterprising Law Firm of the Year and Technology Team of the Year Awards).

For any queries please contact:

David Hymers

Head of IT:

Tom Allfree

Partner and Innovation Committee Chair: