Legal technology first is new milestone for profession

Sam Moore: UK first

A Scottish lawyer has become the first in the UK to receive an accreditation in legal technology, marking a new milestone in so-called LawTech.

Sam Moore, innovation manager at Burness Paull, has been awarded ‘Accredited Legal Technologist’ status by the Law Society of Scotland (LSS).

The new professional standard is the first of its kind in the UK and was launched to reflect the growing impact of technology within the legal sector – and with it the emergence of specialist roles such as legal process engineer, legal analyst, and legal technologist.

It follows last week’s announcement by Codebase, the UK’s largest tech incubator, that it will host an event aimed at developing technological developments into the legal services sector.

The Edinburgh centre is bringing its LawTech Bridge programme to Edinburgh after a successful event in London.

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