Rebecca Heap considers how firms developing legal tech may benefit from R&D tax relief

Traditionally part of a conservative industry with regimented procedures and a resistance to change, law firms are now recognising and embracing technologies to improve processes and productivity.

Covid-19 lockdowns acted as a catalyst for many, with a surprisingly smooth transition to video meetings, virtual court hearings, video arraignments, remote ID certification and electronic signing platforms. This has left firms questioning their prior procedures and seeking new ways of utilising technology for gains in efficiency.

In a competitive market with increasing workloads, it is no surprise many firms are turning to automation and investing in innovation to drive productivity and improve their margins. There is no shortage o...

Rebecca Heap
In-House Counsel
Austar United Communication Limited

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