LitiGate, a Tel Aviv-based legal tech venture, is collaborating with three leading law firms to further develop and test a litigation platform that uses artificial intelligence ('AI') to automate legal research and argument assessment in relation to High Court applications.
Taylor Wessing, Baker McKenzie and Mishcon de Reya (MDR LAB) have been approached to collaborate with LitiGate for their extensive experience in dispute resolution and continued investment in technology.
Founded by experienced litigator Nimrod Aharon and AI expert Guy Uziel, LitiGate aims to revolutionise the conduct of litigation by delivering contentious legal services faster, at less cost and with improved accuracy.
The platform uses state of the art machine learning algorithms to autonomously review arguments, suggest counter arguments and fall-backs, and recommend preferred procedural steps.
All three firms will be providing their expertise and resources to assist LitiGate with further development and testing of the platform.
Nimrod Aharon, CEO of LitiGate, says:
"These are exciting times of revolutionising legal research as we know it. Our partners do not settle for 'our lawyers are smarter than the ones across the street'; they take proactive actions to reduce fees and find innovative ways to deliver top-tier legal services to their clients.
"Together with our partners, we have formed a unique community of highly ranked global law firms, investing their expertise and resources to provide the first AI arguments analysis platform."
Laurence Lieberman, partner at international law firm Taylor Wessing, says:
"Technology, and AI in particular, is transforming the legal profession, and the conduct of litigation is no exception. We are constantly looking for innovative solutions that will maximise efficiency to ensure the best outcomes for our clients, and reduce the overall cost of litigation.
"Collaborating with LitiGate is a perfect fit for us, and forms part of our wider commitment to investing in technology. We are excited to be working with the LitiGate team and other partner firms, to help explore the benefits of this potentially game-changing product for our disputes and investigations team."
Ben Allgrove, Global R&D Partner at Baker McKenzie said:
"Technology and AI are transforming the delivery of legal services and our partnership with LitiGate is a great opportunity for us to help them develop cutting edge legal tech solutions, and ultimately shape the future of law. This collaboration is a core part of our innovation strategy and we look forward to embarking on this journey with LitiGate."
Nick West, Chief Technology Officer at Mishcon de Reya, says:
“We’re delighted to have welcomed Nimrod, Guy and the LitiGate team to join our current MDR LAB cohort and eagerly anticipate getting to know them, to understand what their technology can do and to help them perfect their product. Equally, we’re excited to collaborate with colleagues from Taylor Wessing and Baker McKenzie - as many have commented before, we think that collaboration amongst firms can only help to accelerate the pace of change in legal.”