Law Society of Scotland leads innovation to the EU on LegalTech trade mission

Callum Murray
Callum Murray

Four Scotland-based legal tech companies have been selected to go on a trade mission to Zurich and Vienna, with the delegation being led by the Law Society of Scotland.

Supported by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and organised by the Department for International Trade (DIT) and Scottish Development International, the mission is the first of its kind. Held on the 6th and 7th November 2018, the attending companies will have the opportunity to meet and pitch to top legal firms in the Austrian and Swiss markets.

The mission strengthens the growing connection between Scottish, Austrian and Swiss markets. This connection has been developing in recent months with leading Swiss private banking group Julius Baer opening Scottish headquarters in Edinburgh, demonstrating their long-term commitment to serving UK and Irish markets.

The four companies representing Scotland on this mission are Amiqus Resolution, Juralio, SnapDragon and Ulpian Systems. They will join nine other UK-based legaltech businesses at the organised events. In Vienna, the event will form part of the Future Law’s LegalTech Conference 2018, and in Zurich, the event has been organised in conjunction with the British Swiss Chamber of Commerce.

Paul Mosson, Executive Director at the Law Society of Scotland, will be speaking during the event, highlighting Scotland’s drive for innovation and best practice in the law sector.

He said: “Scotland has a deep-rooted heritage of innovation and legal tech is no different. I am convinced that Scotland will emerge as a global leader in this field as it has in fintech. Our initiative LawscotTech will focus on delivering the right solutions for our members and ensure they can retain their reputation for providing outstanding legal service for clients, in Scotland and around the world, while helping them innovate for the future. I am thrilled to be working with the four companies heading out to Zurich with us on this mission, all of which demonstrate Scottish innovation and entrepreneurialism.”

Callum Murray, CEO and Founder of Amiqus Resolution, said: “Austria and Switzerland combined represent a significant opportunity for us as we look to expand from our base in Scotland across European markets. Our flagship product, Amiqus ID, supports firms with client onboarding and staff compliance processes across borders, so we’re keen to present it to top EU law firms who face the same challenges as those in our own jurisdiction.

“We're delighted to be part of this initiative and showcase the best of Scottish legal tech, thanks to Law Society of Scotland and intend to make the most from the connections and opportunities that are created as a result.”

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