Leeds Trinity University has entered into a strategic partnership with LegalTech in Leeds to provide opportunities for students to develop in their studies and future careers.
LegalTech in Leeds is an initiative coordinated by Whitecap Consulting that was created in 2022 to help develop a specific new legal community in the Leeds City Region.
It aims to bring together the legal and tech sectors in the area, with three core objectives: helping to facilitate the digital transformation of the legal sector; supporting tech entrepreneurs seeking to engage with the legal sector; and enhancing access to legal services for consumers and businesses in the region.
Under the partnership, Leeds Trinity and LegalTech in Leeds will work together to co-create events that focus on future talent and skills across the legal sector, as well as the challenge around access to social justice and digital poverty. As a member of the LegalTech in Leeds advisory board, Leeds Trinity will be closely involved with the running of ongoing activities within the programme.
Steve Bravery, head of School of Law at Leeds Trinity University, said: "This partnership provides a fantastic opportunity for our staff and students to obtain first-hand knowledge and experience of the increasing role that technology is playing in the delivery of legal services across the sector and the areas of innovation that require legal advice.
"The opportunity comes just at the right time given the launch of our Community Law Clinic and the recent announcement of our plans to establish a city centre location. It will also enable development of research and evaluation in the use of technology both generally and in relation to access to justice considerations within the court systems."
Leeds Trinity University recently secured a lease on 1 Trevelyan Square, a 57,000 sq ft building located off Boar Lane in Leeds city centre, subject to a change of use planning application.
Julian Wells, director at Whitecap Consulting, added: "The topic of skills and talent is central not only to the adoption of technology and innovation in the legal sector but is also pivotal to discussions around the future careers in legal services.
"We are therefore delighted to be working with Leeds Trinity University and to play a part in their drive to engage as effectively as possible with the regional business community, particularly the legal and tech sectors."
LegalTech in Leeds has developed an on going annual programme of activity including events, marketing activity, research, and an advisory board. A new website has been developed and LegalTech in Leeds has a growing network of regional and national sponsors and partners, including Leeds Trinity University, Addleshaw Goddard, Bruntwood SciTech, Barclays EagleLabs, Barrister Link, Calls9, CSP, DAC Beachcroft, Jungle IT, Leeds City Council, Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership, Leeds Law Society, LawtechUK, rradar, SYKE, The University of Law, Toca, University of Leeds and Walker Morris.
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