updated on 03 April 2018
Addleshaw Goddard has announced that it is taking steps to further integrate legal technology into its associate career path. From September, its lawyers will be able to qualify within the firm’s innovation and legal technology team. The team is already one of the first at the firm to have dedicated legal technologist trainees.
In addition, the firm is establishing a programme of rolling six-month secondments for lawyers from each of its divisions to work and train within the innovation and legal technology team. This secondment will offer the firm’s lawyers experience developing new technology platforms and solutions, as well as skills like coding, data capture and analytics.
Kerry Westland, head of innovation and legal technology, said: “With three trainees currently in the team, we have seen directly the benefits these roles bring. Their training contract gives them the unique ability to see how technology can help address internal or client challenges. Offering a seat within the team, also ensures that our future lawyers will become equipped with additional skills that the lawyer of the future requires.”