Award-winning legal technology company Lawcadia is going global, announcing its expansion into the United Kingdom.
The legal operations platform for in-house legal teams and their law firms will now formally have a presence in the northern hemisphere.
Lawcadia’s Chief Operating Officer Eryn Bowles – who was in August named the Legal Operations Professional of the Year at the Australian Law Awards – is spearheading the expansion.
The company is also launching a new legal solution, The GC’s Ultimate Dashboard, to support its growth plans.
Lawcadia has partnered with UK-based legal operations consultancy LEx360 to deliver the project.
LEx360 founder Mo Zain Ajaz has over 18 years’ experience working in the legal sector at senior levels and an expertise in lean methodology and process optimisation.
The new offering draws on his first-hand appreciation of how forward-thinking general counsel have proved their function’s value with reportable metrics, and his desire to find a solution that is accessible and practical for in-house legal departments.
“The GC’s Ultimate Dashboard is a robust and configurable solution that identifies seven best practice dashboards and reporting areas essential for a modern General Counsel to demonstrate value and guide the legal function,” Mr Ajaz said.
“Each of these dashboards focuses on an important part of the extended legal function with high-level reports and deep-dive analysis, all underpinned by Lawcadia’s process-driven technology.”
Mr Ajaz said each element of The GC’s Ultimate Dashboard had been deeply considered, was backed by industry experience and demonstrated best practice legal operations processes and reporting analytics.
“Partnering with Lawcadia was important as its end-to-end legal operations platform is ideally suited to provide an accessible, scalable and configurable solution that corporate legal departments can readily implement,” he said.
Lawcadia CEO Warwick Walsh said he was thrilled to be expanding into the UK and bringing innovative solutions to market with LEx360.
“Having an on-the-ground presence in the UK is something we have dreamed about for a number of years, and now that we are on-boarding and supporting more clients and partners here, this is a key focus area for us,” he said.
“We want to push the boundaries of what is possible for legal operations and in-house legal departments, and that is what working with LEx360 brings – it is only through strategically challenging the status quo that innovation and ideas emerge.”
Mr Ajaz and LEx360 first selected Lawcadia as a technology and strategic partner in 2021.
He has now joined Lawcadia as a formal advisor, to support its ventures in the UK and as it looks ahead to opportunities in Europe and the Middle East.
Ms Bowles has been with Lawcadia since 2018 and is a key member of the leadership team.
She will lead the UK and EMEA operations from London to establish the company’s permanent presence in these markets and will continue in her role as the global head of operations and service delivery.
“Having someone of Ms Bowles capability and knowledge of Lawcadia’s operations leading our UK expansion is a massive boost for the business and for our plans in the region,” said Mr Walsh.
More information about The GC’s Ultimate Dashboard, including an upcoming webinar, is available here.