Lawcadia, LEx360 team up to combat in-house complexity and uncertainty
In response to GCs being “unsure of where to start and how to find the time amidst the daily grind”, legal tech company Lawcadia and legal ops consultancy LEx360 have teamed up to optimise processes in-house.
The modern legal department, Lawcadia said in a statement, “remains a function plagued by inefficient, manual and complex processes, further compounded by relentless demands, heightened regulatory compliance requirements and the pressure to ‘do more with less’”.
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“Whilst there is an appetite for change, GCs are unsure of where to start and how to find the time amidst the daily grind,” the company noted.
In the wake of such challenges faced by in-house teams, Lawcadia has teamed up with LEx360, with the intention of helping departments optimise processes and transform legal operations.
Speaking about the partnership, LEx360 founder Mo Zain Ajaz, who is a former GC and global head of legal ops at National Grid, said: “In my experience, the root cause of problems is poor processes – and optimising, mapping and measuring performance against processes provides so much opportunity and is often ignored.”
Optimising processes and legal service delivery, he continued, “doesn’t happen in isolation, and technology is the tool that can enable in-house legal teams to service their internal clients faster and in a more consistent manner”.
“With Lawcadia, I’ve found a technology partner that understands legal workflows and processes very well, and I have started working with them to develop unique workflow automation solutions to solve many of the challenges facing the legal industry,” Mr Ajaz proclaimed.
Every GC, he continued, needs to address similar challenges from intake, allocation of work, approaches to in-sourcing and out-sourcing, measurement of their outside counsel, and value-adding activities such as speed-to-contract and risk management.
“LEx360 and Lawcadia aim to provide a blueprint for the legal department based on process, data and technology, that captures the art of the possible and enables rapid deployment,” he said.
The partnership, Lawcadia noted, will provide tech-enabled legal process and workflow solutions for in-house legal departments that can be purchased and deployed “off-the-shelf” or configured to meet the specific needs of an organisation.
The first solution that this partnership will bring to market, it went on, is a process and automated workflow to solve for DSARs (Data Subject Access Rights), a GDPR compliance requirement that is generating additional work, costs, and frustration across all industry sectors in the UK.
Lawcadia CEO Warwick Walsh said that he is “thrilled” to formalise the partnership.
“Combining legal expertise and process methodology with our intelligent workflow automation and matter management capability means that legal departments can solve a breadth of problems over time and continuously improve,” he said.
“Lawcadia and LEx360 are aligned in our vision for improving legal service delivery. This partnership will bring that depth and breadth of expertise and technology capability required to digitally transform the in-house legal function.”