Six Northern Ireland companies creating innovative solutions for the legal industry participated in ILTA>ON 2020, a virtual conference for the global legal technology community.

Visit the Invest Northern Ireland conference portal during the event (requires ILTA>ON log-in, provided upon registration). We will be available to chat Mon-Thurs 9am-4:30pm CST and Fri 9am-3:15pm CST.

As the legal services industry continues to evolve, creating new delivery models and innovative methods for client services, Northern Ireland offers an exciting range of cost-effective, high-quality solutions for pioneering global firms, sector disruptors and technology innovators alike.

Northern Ireland offers a highly competitive cost base combined with an assured pipeline of world-class talent, ICT research excellence, cutting-edge infrastructure and attractive R&D incentives.

Deep expertise in regulatory and compliance solutions, data analytics and cyber security combined with pioneering R&D in technologies like blockchain and AI have made Northern Ireland a global centre for technology and innovation.

  • Northern Ireland is home to the technology-enabled operations of major international law firms including Allen & Overy, Baker McKenzie and Herbert Smith Freehills.
  • Legal-tech innovators including iManage, Repstor and Black Duck by Synopsys develop software solutions and R&D projects from there.
  • The City UK has acknowledged Belfast as a leading centre for legal innovation, recognising the strong talent pipeline combining legal expertise with technology and innovation skills. (The City UK, 2019)
  • Top law schools at Ulster University and Queen’s University Belfast ensure a pipeline of tech-savvy law tech graduates.

Northern Ireland is an ideal location for legal services companies looking to expand internationally. Contact us to find out how we can help your business grow.

Invest Northern Ireland is the economic development agency for Northern Ireland. From our global network of offices, we attract new inward investment to the region and help local businesses export internationally.

Read more about the Legal Services sector in Northern Ireland.

Who participated

  • For many business organisations, data is held in different places and in a variety of formats (structured, unstructured and in PDF). MINERVA enables business users to access, combine, search and analyse this data in order to better understand, predict and act on business insights.

  • Armour is an online tool that ensures businesses can identify, manage and keep up to date with legislation, covering health, safety, environmental and employment law.

    Press release: Belfast startup launches platform to simplify legislation for SMEs

  • Cleaver Fulton Rankin is a leading commercial law firm in Northern Ireland, providing a full legal service to both commercial and individual private clients. We represent a significant amount of foreign investors in Northern Ireland acting for American, European and other international clients. Our FDI team has built a reputation for having a specialised knowledge of all legal aspects of investment and for providing a full inward service, which protects and enhances the interests of our overseas clients.

  • Repstor simplifies Microsoft 365 Information Management.  We specialise in optimising Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams productivity and information control. Harnessing the investment already made in these platforms, we offer substantial efficiency gains to our clients.  
    As companies consolidate their content management on Microsoft 365, Repstor provides an essential bridge – enabling tight integration and intuitive content management exchange with core business systems.

  • The Robot Exchange have created a number of innovative solutions that assist clients across industrial verticals and across regions. Their DeVol product has delivered the ability to automate client’s manual and menial tasks with a no or low code solution. Investment has also meant their clients now have the ability to migrate from their existing RPA solutions.  and manage any changes to data extracts without further investment, a solution called “Citizen Development”. 

  • The Centre focuses on the intersection of law and technology to deliver educational programmes that create legal services market innovators. We undertake research for industry, public sector and academia to improve legal services delivery, and promote meaningful use of technology in legal practice and professional services delivery.

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