Finalists for the first ever British Legal Technology Awards (BLTA) has been announced.
The announcement was made by TechUK President, Jacqueline De Rojas, at Netlaw Media’s combined ‘London Law Expo / European Legal Security Forum 2017’ event which took place at the Old Billingsgate in London on Tuesday, 10 October 2017.
Ms De Rojas heads the 12-strong judging panel overseeing the BLTA shortlisting and awards process. Between them, the BLTA judging panel has more than 150 years’ experience in the legal technology and technology markets, both as suppliers and consumers.
The BLTAs comprise distinctive awards categories for law firms, barristers’ chambers and in-house legal teams operating in the UK, plus separate categories for legal IT vendors and consultants.
The finalists for ‘The British Legal Technology Awards 2017’ are as follows:
Vendor and Consultants’ Award Categories
Innovation in Legal Services
slicedbread, iManage, OneTrust, Luminance, BigHand.
New IT Product of the Year
Luminance, Repstor, Law Panel, InfoTrack, Encompass.
IT Security Provider of the year
2twenty4 Consulting, CybSafe, iManage, SaltDNA.
Supplier of the Year (Large Enterprise)
AnyData Solutions, Exponential-e, Luminance, SaltDNA.
Supplier of the year (Small and Mid-Market)
Databarracks, Eclipse Legal Systems, InfoTrack, Tikit.
Legal Profession Award Categories
Legal Technology Team of the Year:
Bryan Cave LLP, Gardner Leader LLP, Keoghs LLP.
Technology Venture of the Year
Bryan Cave LLP, Eversheds Sutherland, Keogh LLP, Keystone Law, St Johns Buildings.
Excellence in IT security
DAC Beachcroft LLP, Dentons.
Separately, the judging panel will bestow a lifetime achievement award on an individual that the panel concludes has been instrumental in driving the evolution and successful impact of technology within the legal services sector over the course of a long career.
Winners of all BLTA categories (including the lifetime achievement award) will be announced at a black-tie ceremony to be held at the Plaisterers’ Hall in London on 15th November 2017, which will be hosted by comedian Marcus Brigstocke. Most tickets to this prestigious event, which will bring together dignitaries, nominees and guests in a celebration of exceptional achievement within the legal IT sector, have already been sold, with all remaining tickets available on a first-come-first-served basis.
Commenting on the BLTA shortlisting announcement, Netlaw Media’s UK and EMEA Managing Director Frances Armstrong said: “Netlaw Media has worked closely with the judging panel to ensure that the BLTA’s offer an honest and truly-focused accolade for the British legal technology sector. The awards are intended to recognise and celebrate the sector’s dedication, innovation and visionary leadership.”
Judging panel chair Jacqueline De Rojas added: “I’m delighted to assist in celebrating the achievements of so many talented people, who are using technology to transform the legal sector beyond all recognition. If what the experts are telling me is true, in five years’ time, I’ll probably be presenting future British Legal Technology Awards to a room full of legally-minded robots!”
For more information in regards to The British Legal Technology Awards 2017, including purchasing tickets to the awards ceremony, please visit https://britishlegalitawards.com. The event is strictly limited to 300 tickets and with 60% of all tickets already sold, all remaining tickets are offered on a strictly first-come-first-served basis.