Flagship building at University of Leeds to host LegalTech in Leeds annual conference

LegalTech in Leeds







LegalTech in Leeds has announced it will be hosting the LegalTech in Leeds 2023 Conference at the University of Leeds’ new flagship building for Leeds University Business School and the School of Law – The Esther Simpson Building. The conference takes place on 26th April, and is expected to attract more than 250 people.

After the success of last year, the region’s second LegalTech in Leeds Conference promises to be bigger and better than ever, aiming to attract over 250 people, with a packed agenda of keynotes from regional and national thought-leaders, panel discussions that debate hot topics across the sector and a showcase of local success stories, shining a light on the hotbed of LegalTech activity across Leeds City Region. More information including the full agenda will be published over the coming months. 

University of Leeds will host the 2023 Conference as part of its Strategic Partnership with LegalTech in Leeds. As a Strategic Partner of the initiative, University of Leeds will also be closely involved with the future planning of LegalTech in Leeds ongoing activity as well as sitting on the advisory board and being positioned as a key sponsor across other activity including the LegalTech in Leeds annual report. 

Krsto Pandza, Director of Research Impact and Professor of Innovation Management says:

“Leeds University Business School in association with the School of Law, University of Leeds is honoured and delighted to team up with Whitecap Consulting to host the LegalTech in Leeds Conference 2023. The conference reinforces our aim to be at the forefront of digital transformation and enable businesses locally and globally to achieve their goals. The LegalTech Conference provides a great example of business and academic collaboration in the Leeds City Region. We very much look forward to welcoming delegates to the University of Leeds campus.” 

The University is well aligned to the core values and purpose of the LegalTech in Leeds initiative, demonstrated through its academic research activity and capability into Legal Technology and its impact on the legal sector, a topic that will be explored in more detail as part of the LegalTech in Leeds 2023 Conference

The Esther Simpson Building is an innovative, high-tech teaching centre that provides world-class facilities that support participative learning and create an inspirational setting for staff and students.

Julian Wells, Director at Whitecap Consulting says: 

“LegalTech is evolving nationally and internationally at pace, and we’re excited with the momentum that has been building in the Leeds City Region, evidenced by the rapid growth of the LegalTech in Leeds initiative over the last 12 months. At the conference we aim to showcase some of the regional success stories, whilst also ensuring that our agenda a speakers represent the evolving national picture. The conference will be the highlight of our annual calendar and we’re delighted to be working in partnership with University of Leeds to deliver it."

Established in January 2022, LegalTech in Leeds is an initiative coordinated by Whitecap Consulting to develop a LegalTech community in the Leeds City Region. It aims to bring together the legal and tech sectors in Leeds, with three core objectives: help facilitate the digital transformation of the legal sector; support tech entrepreneurs seeking to engage with the legal sector; and enhance access to legal services for consumers and businesses in the region.

Running as an ongoing annual programme of activity, LegalTech in Leeds hosts regular events including seminars, networking drinks and learning lunches as well as other activity including an annual report and an advisory board who meet monthly to discuss future developments of the initiative. 

The annual LegalTech in Leeds conference is also being supported by the following sponsors: Addleshaw Goddard, Barclays Eagle Labs, Bruntwood SciTech, Calls9, CSP, DAC Beachcroft, Jungle IT, Leeds City Council, Leeds Law Society, Leeds Trinity University, rradar, The University of Law and Walker Morris

Anyone interested in being a sponsor of the LegalTech in Leeds 2023 Conference can contact: leedslegaltech@whitecapconsulting.co.uk.