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Suzanne Townley

News Editor, Solicitors Journal

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Law Society publishes LawTech principles

Law Society publishes LawTech principles


The principles aim to help both firms and developers design systems that meet lawyers' rigorous ethical standards.

The Law Society has published the outcomes of its LawTech, Ethics and the Rule of Law discussion paper. The Law Society interviewed 30 firms about how LawTech solutions are designed, developed, used and procured and the ethical considerations that must be considered. It said solutions must serve lawyers’ needs while complying with rigorous ethical standards. It has proposed five principles “to inform LawTech design, development and deployment” said Law Society president, I. Stephanie Boyce. These include “compliance, lawfulness, capability, transparency and accountability”.